yiota (1)In Briefing Note 32/2014, Grassrootsmobilise programme manager Ms Panagiota Emmanouilidou analyses the recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Fernández Martínez v. Spain. The paper examines the conflict between the right to respect for private life and the autonomy of religious communities and how the Grand Chamber of the European Court balances these rights in the present case, based on the principle of proportionality.