Article 11: freedom of assembly and association

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  • Human rights

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust, in which the EAT considered whether or not an employee had a right to privacy in respect of emails and photographs on his iPhone relating to a work colleague.

  • Human rights: UK law does not afford sufficient protection for employees dismissed because of their political opinion or affiliation

    Date:
    30 March 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Redfearn v United Kingdom [2013] IRLR 51 ECHR, the ECHR held that an employee's rights under art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights were breached when he was unable to challenge his dismissal following his election as a local councillor for the BNP.

  • ECHR criticises UK employment legislation's failure to cover dismissals for "political opinion"

    Date:
    8 November 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    The European Court of Human Rights has said that it was a breach of a BNP member's human rights for him not to have the opportunity to claim unfair dismissal on the basis that he was sacked for his "political opinion". He did not have the required one year's service in force at the time to bring a claim. 

  • Human rights: Union did not act unlawfully in expelling BNP member

    Date:
    30 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) v United Kingdom [2007] IRLR 361, a case of competing rights of association under art. 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, a trade union's right to expel a member of the BNP because his values conflicted fundamentally with its own outweighed the individual's right to membership of the union.

  • No surrender

    Date:
    1 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    A 13-year battle over the right to union representation is almost certain to change UK employment law. Phil Boucher reports.

  • On appeal: TUPE, Working Time Regulations and the Convention on Human Rights

    Date:
    3 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our series on the implications of recent significant cases, Sue Nickson, partner and national head of employment law at Hammonds Suddards Edge, looks at the issues

  • Trade Unions: Financial incentives violated trade union members' human rights

    Date:
    1 August 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wilson and others v the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights holds that, whereas the absence under UK domestic law of compulsory collective bargaining did not, in itself, give rise to a violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, preventing employees from exercising their right to have their trade union protect their interests rendered that right illusory.

  • What are the implications of art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights: the right to freedom of assembly and association?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Ahmed and others v United Kingdom

    Date:
    1 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ahmed and others v United Kingdom [1999] IRLR 188 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights held that the Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 did not breach the European Convention on Human Rights, since the interference with the employees' rights had been shown to be 'prescribed by law', in pursuance of one or more legitimate aims within the meaning of Article 10(2) of the Convention and was 'necessary in a democratic society' to attain them.

  • Ahmad v UK

    Date:
    31 December 1982
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ahmad v UK [1982] 4 EHRR 126 ECHR, the European Commission of Human Rights held that a local authority's refusal to allow Mr Ahmad time off work on Fridays to attend prayers at a mosque did not infringe his freedom of religion or his right to enjoy rights and freedoms without discrimination.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to art.11 of the Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of assembly and association).