Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, as amicus curiae, hereby respectfully submits this brief and requests that the Commission considers its relevant arguments.
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has itself explicitly affirmed rights of conscience for sincerely held religious and moral beliefs as falling within the gambit of Article 9 of the Convention.
ECHR: The European Convention on Human Rights does not impose an obligation on Contracting States to grant same-sex couples access to marriage.
Between Thursday, 3rd July and Friday, 4th July, 150 delegates from 16 different European and South American countries along with Spanish representatives met in the Spanish Parliament’s buildings for a conference organized by the “World Action of Parliamentarians and Government representatives for Life and Family”.
On June 12, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights pronounced a judgement on the important case, Fernández-Martínez v. Spain (no 56030/07). Adopted by a very small minority (9 votes to 8), the Grand Chamber reaffirms the principle of the institutional autonomy of religious communities with regard to the State.
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