Association Les Témoins de Jehovah v. France (application no. 8916/05)

The applicant is the French association “Les Témoins de Jéhovah”. By a judgment of 30 June 2011 the Court held that there had been a violation of Article 9 (freedom of
thought, conscience and religion) concerning the taxation of hand-to-hand gifts received by the association between 1993 and 1996. Today’s judgment concerned the question of just satisfaction (Article 41). The Court held that France is to reimburse the applicant association 4,590,295 euros (EUR) for the taxes unduly paid and EUR 55,000 for costs and expenses.

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CAP Liberté de Conscience, a French NGO created in 2000 dedicated to the respect of the Right of Freedom of Religion and Belief. CAP LC is expert since now 20 years, in religious minorities’ discriminations in France and Europe. CAP Liberté de Conscience organizes events, conferences, meetings to unite minority religions to counter discrimination mainly in France but also in Europe and worldwide.

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