Eweida and others v The United Kingdom - 48420/10 36516/10 51671/10 59842/10 - HEJUD [2013] ECHR 37

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ECHR 37
  • Legal Body
    European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Religious Beliefs; Discrimination

This judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on alleged breaches of Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by four British nationals has been widely reported and have a long history before the UK courts before this decision was issued.

Ms Eweida worked at the check-in desk for British airways. She wore a cross around her neck as a symbol of her Christian beliefs. She was told to remove it because it was in conflict with the corporate uniform policy but refused, although BA later changed its policy on religious symbols in the workplace.

Hers was the only successful case of the four before the court:

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This article is correct at 18/01/2013

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