Affaire Fédération Nationale des Associations et Syndicats de Sportifs (FNASS) et autres c. France (Requêtes nos 48151/11 et 77769/13) : Arrêt / European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR). - Strasbourg : Council of Europe (CoE), 2018. - (Requêtes Nos 48151/11 et 77769/13)
Originating Body Court:
- (Fifth Section)
- Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) Published in Recueil des arrêts et décisions 2018 (extraits)
- AFFAIRE FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DES ASSOCIATIONS ET SYNDICATS DE SPORTIFS (FNASS) ET AUTRES c. FRANCE
- France Judgment
- Partiellement irrecevable (Art. 35) Conditions de recevabilité
- (Art. 35-3-a) Ratione materiae
- (Art. 35-3-a) Ratione personae
- Non-violation de l'article 8 - Droit au respect de la vie privée et familiale (Article 8-1 - Respect de la vie familiale; Respect du domicil; Respect de la vie privée)
The Chamber judgement in the case of Fédération Nationale des Syndicats Sportifs (FNASS) and Others v. France (application no. 48151/11) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The case concerns the requirement for a targeted group of sports professionals to notify their whereabouts for the purposes of unannounced anti-doping tests.
Taking account of the impact of the whereabouts requirement on the applicants’ private life, the Court nevertheless took the view that the public interest grounds which made it necessary were of particular importance and justified the restrictions imposed on their Article 8 rights. It found that the reduction or removal of the relevant obligations would lead to an increase in the dangers of doping for the health of sports professionals and of all those who practise sports, and would be at odds with the European and international consensus on the need for unannounced testing as part of doping control.