Association of Victims of Romanian Judges and Others v. Romania

The European Court of Human Rights yesterday delivered judgment in case of Association of Victims of Romanian Judges and Others v Romania (no. 47732/06) and found that Romania violated Article 11 as it denied registration of this civil society association. It noted that :

»the reasons invoked by the authorities for refusing registration of the applicant association were not determined by any “pressing social need”, nor were they convincing and compelling. Moreover, such a radical measure as the refusal of registration, taken even before the association started operating, appears disproportionate to the aim pursued« (para. 34).