ECtHR challenge to COVID restrictions on public worship

The former EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Dr Ján Figeľ, is challenging the 2021 COVID restrictions on public worship before the European Court of Human Rights. Dr Figeľ argues that worship bans are “illiberal and non-democratic”:

“Religious freedom as a basic human right deserves the highest level of protection. Prohibiting people from worship and communal religious exercise is profoundly illiberal and illegitimate. Worship bans were unfair and disproportionate. Our arguments submitted to the court demonstrate clearly that blanket bans are violations of religious freedom under international human rights law… Continue reading