Entities to which International Guarantees Apply

Bernstorff v Federal Republic of Germany (decision), 2 September 1991 [ECtHR]

 Case no 18431/91

1. In so far as the applicant complains of his obligatory membership in the social insurance institution his complaint is incompatible with the Convention ratione materiae as by virtue of its legal nature and its public functions the insurance institution in question cannot be considered as an association within the meaning of Article 11 (art. 11) of the Convention (cf. No. 6054/73, Dec. 6.7.77, D.R. 9, p. 5; Eur. Court H.R., Lecomte, Van Leuven and De Meyere judgment of 23 June 1981, Series A No. 43, p. 26 et seq., paras 63-65).
It follows that this complaint is inadmissible under Article 27 para. 2 (art. 27-2) of the Convention.


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