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European Union legislation

- Treaties
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Articles 10, 13, 17, 19
Treaty on European Union. Preamble, Article 6

- Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union
Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union. Preamble, articles 10, 14, 21 et 22.

- Secondary law
See under General overview

- Case law of the ECJ

    • *Judgement of 27 October 1976 - Vivien Prais v Council

      Competition for the recruitment of European officials. Candidate prevented from taking part in the competition on the grounds of religious beliefs

      *Judgement of 5 September 2012 - Bundesrepublik Deutschland v. Y. and Z. (joined cases C-71/11 and C-99/11) - Press release

      Religion as ground for persecution and grant of refugee status

      *Judgement of 14 March 2017 Samira Achbita, Centrum voor gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismebestrijding v. G4S Secure Solutions NV and Asma Bougnaoui and Association de défense des droits de l’homme (ADDH) v. Micropole SA (cases C-157/15 andC-188/15) - Press release

      Ban on Islamic headscarf at work and principle of non-discrimination

      *Judgement of 27 June 2017 Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania v. Ayuntamiento de Getafe (caseC-74/16) - Press release

      Tax exemption for the Catholic Church may constitute illegal State aid

  • - EU Guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief (pdf)

    D 28 July 2017   

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