Capacities to be Enjoyed by Non-Governmental Organizations

Anderson v United Kingdom (decision), 27 October 1997 [ECtHR]

Case no 33689/96

Freedom of association, too, has been described as a right for individuals to associate "in order to attain various ends" (No. 6094/73, Dec. 6.7.77, D.R. 9, p. 5, at p. 7; see also No. 8317/78, Dec. 15.5.80, D.R. 20, p. 44, at p. 98). (...)
The Commission notes that the applicants had no history of using the Centre for any form of organised assembly or association.
The Commission thus finds no indication in the present case that the exclusion of the applicants from the Centre interfered with their rights under Article 11 (Art. 11) of the Convention.

It follows that this part of the application is incompatible ratione materiae with the provisions of the  Convention within the meaning of Article 27 para. 2 (Art. 27-2) of the Convention.

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