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Case Law 27996/06; 34836/06 (22/12/2009)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 12/22/2009

Subject: Grand Chamber decision on the prohibition to a Roma and a Jew to stand for elections to the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly and to the Presidency of the State amounts to a discrimination and violates their electoral rights (articles 14 of the ECHR, 3 Protocol 1 and 1 Protocol 12

Parties: Sejdić e Finci c/ Bosnia-Herzégovine

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Citizens’ rights - Art. 39 Universal suffrage, direct, free and secret ballot - Art. 40 Right to stand as candidate at municipal elections