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Security and Duty of Protection

Church of Scientology of Paris v France (decision), 9 January 1995 [ECtHR]

Case no 19509/92

The applicant association complains under Articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Convention that the probable collecting, storing and use of  by the police of data on associations and in particular on religious associations constitute a breach of its right to manifest its religion, of the right of such associations and their members to freedom of expression  and of its right to freedom of association.

However, the Commission does not consider that an issue arises under these Articles in the present case. In reaching this conclusion it notes that it has not been shown that either the applicant association or its members have been prevented in any way as a consequence of the alleged storing of data from exercising the rights guaranteed by the above provisions. The Commission accordingly finds that there is no appearance of a violation of Articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Convention.

It follows that these complaints are manifestly ill-founded within the meaning of Article 27 para. 2 of the Convention.

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