Convention For Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
The European Convention For Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental
Freedoms was adopted by the Council of Europe on 4 November 1950 and entered
into force on 3 September 1953.
Article 9 – Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
1 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom,
either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest
his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
Article 14 – Prohibition of discrimination
2 Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs shall be subject only
to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic
society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public
order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms
The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention
shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race,
colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social
origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other
Source: ETS No. 5. The full
text version of the European Convention on Protection of Human Rights
and Fundamental Freedoms can be found on the Internet site of the Council
Protocol to the Convention For Protection of Human
Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No.11
Entry into force: 18. May 1954.
Article 2 – Right to education
No person shall be denied the right to education. In the exercise of
any functions which it assumes in relation to education and to teaching,
the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and
teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.
Source: ETS No. 9. The full
text version of the Protocol to the European Convention on Protection
of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms can be found on the Internet site
of the Council of Europe.