Author: Fotis Frangopoulos

Greek Court Recognises Atheism as Ground for Asylum

Ali (not his real name), was born to a Sunni Muslim family in Pakistan. He grew up a practicing Muslim but, in 2015, horrified and repulsed by the Taliban’s atrocities against innocents, he left Islam and identified as an atheist.  He made his atheistic views known on social media and became an active member of the Atheist and Agnostic Alliance of Pakistan, an AAI affiliate that is fighting for th...

AAI-supported campaign for secular education in Greece

On February 15, 2021, the First Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) posted on its publicly accessible website the fact that it had notified the Government of Greece of the application brought by the Atheist Union of Greece (our affiliate) in February 2018. The announcement of the ECtHR includes a summary of the case, stating that the subject of the appeal is the way in which athe...

AAI supports secularisation in Greek schools

Another Victory for Our Greek Affiliate

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Thursday upheld a complaint from the Atheist Union of Greece (AUG) and two families that the Greek State violates two fundamental human rights in its process for exempting children from religious education classes. It held that the process violates the fundamental right to education and the fundamental right to freedom of thought, conscience and religi...

Atheist Union of Greece’s complaint upheld

Greece’s independent Data Protection Authority (HDPA) ruled that keeping records of, and demanding declaration of the religious views of students violate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU, the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. HDPA said it is also illegal to record their nationality. The decision, made public on Wednesday Sept 4, 2019, follows complain...