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dc.contributor.authorÖzbudun, E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:58:15Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn1302-177X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22297
dc.description.abstractThis article deals with a recent opinion adopted by the Venice Commission at its meeting onMarch 12-13 concerning the legal status of non-Muslim religious communities in Turkey and the right of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Istanbul to use the title "ecumenical." On the first issue the Commission points out the difficulties that arise from the lack of legal personality for such communities, especially in matters related to access to courts and property ownership. The Commission urges Turkish authorities to attend to this problem by choosing from the many models of legal personality for religious groups practiced in European countries. On the second point, the Commission observes that the title ecumenical is a spiritual and ecclesiastical matter, and not a legal one. It concludes that unless Turkish authorities actively interfere with the use of such title by the Patriarchate, the simple refusal of the use of this title by Turkish authorities does not amount to a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInsight Turkey: challenging ideas of Turkish politics and international affairsen_US
dc.titleDemocratic opening, the legal status of non-muslim religious communities and the Venice Commissionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Lawen_US
dc.citation.spage213en_US
dc.citation.epage222en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber12en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.publisherSiyaset Ekonomi ve Toplum Arastirmalari Vakfien_US


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