BURIAL SITE | BONE EXHUMATION | ISLAMIC FAITH | CEMETERY
Central Administrative Court South, proc. 12256/03, 03.04.2003
SUBJECT: Request for permanent burial site
RAPPORTEUR: João Beato de Sousa
RULING: Grants the appeal, overruling the appealed judgment and ordering the suspension of the decision by the local authority to reject the request for a permanent burial site for the remains of the appellant’s father.
Portuguese Constitution [Article 268(4)]
Decree-Law No. 411/98, of 30 December 1998 [Article 3(1)(d)]
Law of Procedure for the Administrative Courts [Article 76(1)]
Administrative Code [Article 821(2)]
Supreme Administrative Court judgment, proc. 41334, 05.12.1996
INTERNATIONAL LAW: n.a.
FOREIGN LAW: n.a.
EXTRA-LEGAL SOURCES: n.a.
KEYWORDS: Burial site; bone exhumation; heirs of the deceased; Islamic faith; cemetery; corpse removal; bones of the deceased; burial site under temporary permit; funeral; burial in the area of residence; local authority; principle of equality; beliefs; ethical and moral values; mortal remains; request for permanent burial site; opposition to exhumation; procedural legitimacy; competing interests; excessively formalistic; moral damage; religious principles held; postponement of decision on exhumation of the corpse; undue occupation of burial site; public interest
COMMENTS: Coming soon.
REFERENCES IN THE LITERATURE:
JERÓNIMO, Patrícia, “Intolerância, integração e acomodação jurídica das minorias islâmicas na Europa – os desafios postos à prática judicial” [Intolerance, integration and accommodation of Muslims in Europe – challenges to court practice], in Paulo Pulido Adragão et al. (eds.), Atas do II Colóquio Luso-Italiano sobre Liberdade Religiosa, Porto, FDUP, 2017, pp. 59-100.
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