I correctly predicted that there was a violation of human rights in TONCHEV AND OTHERS v. BULGARIA.


  • Judgment date: 2022-12-13
  • Communication date: 2021-05-02
  • Application number(s): 56862/15
  • Country:   BGR
  • Relevant ECHR article(s): 9, 9-1, 14
  • Conclusion:
    Preliminary objection dismissed (Art. 34) Individual applications
    (Art. 34) Victim
    Struck out of the list (Art. 37) Striking out applications-{general}
    (Art. 37-1) Striking out applications
    (Art. 37-1-a) Absence of intention to pursue application
    Violation of Article 9 - Freedom of thought, conscience and religion (Article 9-1 - Freedom of religion)
    Non-pecuniary damage - award (Article 41 - Non-pecuniary damage
    Just satisfaction)
  • Result: Violation

JURI Prediction

  • Probability: 0.510402
  • Prediction: Violation
  • Consistent


 In line with the court's judgment
 In opposition to the court's judgment
Darker color: higher probability
: In line with the court's judgment  
: In opposition to the court's judgment

Communication text used for prediction

Published on 17 May 2021 The application concerns a complaint, under Article 9 of the Convention, about a breach of the applicants’ freedom of religion as a result of the dissemination of allegedly false and derogatory information concerning the applicants’ religion (Evangelical Christianity) by the municipal authorities to the schools in Burgas municipality.
The applicants further complain, under Article 14 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 9, that they were victims of discrimination in the enjoyment of their freedom of religion as a result of the dissemination of the information in which they were presented as being “dangerous” in comparison to other religious groups in Bulgaria.