9 nations appeal Italian crucifix ruling
July 01, 2010
Nine of the 47 member nations of the Council of Europe argued in a June 30 appeal that the European Court of Human Rights should overturn its decision banning crucifixes in Italian classrooms. The original case was decided by a seven-judge panel; the appeal will be decided by a 19-judge panel, which is expected to issue a ruling in September or October.
Joining Italy in the appeal were Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, San Marino, Romania, and Russia.
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- Ban on crucifixes in Italian schools is appealed (AP)
- Italy Appeals EU Court Ban on Crucifixes in Classrooms (Vatican Radio)
- US Professor's Testimony in Europe's "Crucifix Trial" (Zenit)
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