Entities to which International Guarantees Apply

Verein "Kontakt-Information-Therapie" (KIT) and Siegfried HAGEN vAustria (decision), 12 October 1986 [ECtHR]


Case no 11921/86

The question therefore arises whether the first applicant can be regarded as a proper applicant for the purposes of Article 25 (Art. 25) of the Convention.
According to this provision the Commission may receive petitions "from any person, non-governmental organisation or group of individuals claiming to be the victim of a violation by one of the
High Contracting Parties of the rights set forth in [the] Convention".
As a private association, the first applicant is a "non-governmental organisation" within the meaning of this provision notwithstanding the recognition by a ministerial decree that it fulfils functions of public interest. However, the association does not claim to be a victim of a violation of its own Convention rights.

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