Published: 1 Dec 2007 | By Roman Maranov

Restricting the right to freedom of assembly – the case of Barankevich v Russia


The ECtHR judgement in Barankevich v Russia was the first concerning freedom of assembly against the Russian Federation. The case pertains to a local authority decision to refuse permission for a service of worship in a park, on the grounds of its potential to cause public disorder. In its judgement, the Court deemed the ban to constitute a violation of Article 11 interpreted in the light of Article 9.

In this article, Roman Maranov considers Russian legislation governing public assemblies, forecasting that the upcoming elections will further inflame the situation, leading to more cases at the ECtHR. To read the full article, click on the link below.