European HRC and Italian Crucifixes
Thankfully, the European Human Rights Court has decided to limit its jurisdiction over member nations’ cultures and traditions. While this does not over turn the already egregious ruling given last fall banning crucifixes in public areas in Italy it does give hope for a positive ruling on the pending appeals. Stay tuned for updates.
Strasbourg, France, Feb 22, 2010 / 12:20 pm (CNA).- During meetings last week in Switzerland, 47 countries represented in the Council of Europe adopted a declaration regarding the scope of jurisdiction of the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg, France. The new policy limits the court’s decisions concerning traditions and national culture in member countries, which extends to the prohibition of crucifixes in Italian public institutions. (read more)