Sidabras And Dziautas v Lithuania: ECHR 27 Jul 2004

Former KGB officers complained that they were banned, not only from public sector employment, but also from many private sector posts. This ‘affected [their] ability to develop relationships with the outside world to a very significant degree, and has created serious difficulties for them as regards the possibility to earn their living, with obvious repercussions on their enjoyment of their private life’. They pointed to a considerable stigma attached to being former KGB officers, which was ‘an impediment to the establishment of contacts with the outside world’.
Held: This fell within the ambit of Article 8 for the purpose of the prohibition of discrimination in the enjoyment of Convention rights in article 14. Excluding a person from employment in his chosen field is liable to affect his ability to develop relationships with others, and the problems that this creates as regards the possibility of earning a living can have serious repercussions on the enjoyment of his private life.

59330/00, [2004] ECHR 395, 55480/00, (2004) 42 EHRR 104
Bailii
European Convention on Human Rights 8 14
Human Rights
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Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.277203