Doctor in Switzerland Wins Legal Challenge against Ban on Religious Worship; as it Violated Right to Religious Freedom
ADF Press Release: GENEVA (7 May 2021) – A court in Switzerland has become the latest to rule a COVID-19-related blanket ban on worship to be unlawful. The quasi prohibition on religious services and events was suspended in an interim decision made by the Swiss Constitutional Chamber in Geneva in December, and has now been confirmed as a violation of the fundamental right to religions freedom. In its judgment, the Court reasoned that the ban was disproportionate, even with its limited exemptions for marriages and funerals. Less restrictive measures would have been possible while still protecting public health.