Data publikacji: 13.11.2016
The applicants complain under Article 10 of the Convention.
On 7th of October 2015 the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland, sitting as Grand Chamber, issued a verdict in a case K 12/14, regarding the freedom of conscience of a medical doctors. The constitutional review concerned statutory conditions for rising conscientious objection. It has particular importance to those physicians who refuse performance of abortion, prescription of contraceptives or IVF procedure pharmaceuticals.
On 9 December 2013 Court of Appeals in Warsaw upheld a District Court judgment from 14th January refusing far-left politicians’ claims. They blamed the cross hanging in the plenary hall of Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish Parliament) to be an infringement of the freedom of religion and having an offensive character for them as for atheists. According to the Court, presence of religious symbols in public square e.g. in Sejm does not infringe freedom of religion neither may be considered as a personal offence.