Thursday, 3 October 2013

I.B. v Greece

In I.B. v Greece (judgment in French only) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously held that the applicant's rights under Article 8 taken together with Article 14 of the Convention had been violated when he was dismissed from his job because of his HIV-positive status.

The press release from the Court states:

"The Court considered that the applicant had been a victim of discrimination on account of his being HIV-positive. The domestic courts had based their decision to reject his complaint about his dismissal on clearly inaccurate information, namely the contagious nature of his illness. They had provided insufficient explanation of how the employer’s interests outweighed those of the applicant, thus failing to strike the correct balance between the rights of both parties.The applicant had been a victim of discrimination on account of his health status, in breach of Article 8 taken together with Article 14."

Full details can be found here:

http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng-press/pages/search.aspx?i=003-4520290-5453651

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