EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 1 December 2015 – Károly Nagy v. Hungary (no. 56665/09)

von Dr. Georg Neureither

The applicant, Károly Nagy, is a Hungarian national who was born in 1951 and lives in Gödöllő (Hungary). The case concerned Mr Nagy’s compensation claim against the Hungarian Calvinist Church following his dismissal as pastor of the Gödöllő parish.

Mr Nagy had disciplinary proceedings brought against him in June 2005 for being reported in a local newspaper as saying that State subsidies had been paid unlawfully to a Calvinist boarding school. His service was immediately suspended and eventually terminated with effect from 1 May 2006 following a decision by the ecclesiastical courts. Mr Nagy then brought proceedings before both the labour and civil courts. Both sets of proceedings were ultimately discontinued on the ground that the courts had no jurisdiction ...

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