ECHR: Court rejects claim by the National Democratic Party of Germany


"In its decision in the case of Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD) v. Germany (application no. 55977/13) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final.

The case concerns a political party, the NPD, and its complaint about being referred to and stigmatised as being both far-right and unconstitutional. In particular, the party alleged that there had been a wide range of infringements of its legal rights in Germany (amounting to a de facto ban), and that it had had no means to redress these. Examples of alleged violations included the dismissal of its members from jobs in public service; the inability of the party to open bank accounts; and the prevention of its candidates from standing in elections. The Court held that sufficient remedies had been available."

See judgment: Court rejects claim by the National Democratic Party of Germany (pdf)

 

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