FREEDOM OF THOUGHT
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Article 9 of the ECHR provides for “Freedom of thought, conscience and religion”
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right implies the freedom to change religion or belief, as well as the freedom to manifest one’s religion or belief individually or collectively, in public or in private, through worship, teaching, practices and the performance of rites .
2. The freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may not be subject to any restrictions other than those which, provided for by law, constitute measures necessary, in a democratic society, for public security and for the protection of the human being. order, public health or morals, or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.