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Aston Cantlow PCC v Wallbank [2003]

Facts

  • The claimants has ordered that Wallbank contribute to the costs of repairing the church
  • Wallbank disputed this claim, arguing a violation of the ECHR

Issue

  • Could Aston Cantlow be classed as a public authority; if so only then could they be required to act in accordance with the ECHR

Decision

  • No, claim to order payments succeeded

Reasoning

  • Its functions had no connection to government, it was a religious organisation
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