Refusal of registration again: Jehovah’s Witnesses in the NKR v Armenia

In Christian Religious Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the NKR v Armenia [2022] ECHR 251, the Jehovah’s Witnesses complained under Articles 9, 11 and 14 ECHR that the authorities in the internationally unrecognised Nagorno Karabakh Republic (the NKR) had refused to register them as a religious organisation, in breach of their right to freedom of religion and association, and that the refusal amounted to discrimination on the grounds of religion [1].

The Government of Armenia contended that it had no jurisdiction over the matter. Continue reading