Case C-336/19 Centraal Israëlitisch Consistorie van België: Animal welfare and freedom of religion
DateJul. 2021
BibliographyMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
AuthorNAKANISHI Yumiko
Summary The article reviews a case in which animal welfare is balanced against religious freedom in the European Union. It stipulates that although ritual slaughter is technically allowed under certain conditions, the Court of Justice ultimately prioritizes animal welfare over religious freedom, which sets a values-oriented precedent and acknowledges the current changes in society.