On behalf of the World Communion of Reformed Churches the Collegial General Secretariat, in a letter of solidarity, expressed its concerns over latest developments in the process of Church property restitution in Romania.
One might shrug shoulders arguing that a single case does not allow us to draw far-reaching conclusions. But all the signs seem to support the assumption that restitution of Hungarian properties in Romania is no longer a legal issue, but rather a political one.
Six years ago, the Reformed high school was renationalized by the Romanian state, after which the Transylvanian Reformed Church District appealed to the Romanian Supreme Court. On 22 November 2018, the Court rejected the appeal to rightfully reclaim the school.
The Transylvanian Reformed Church District turned to the Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights in the case of the Reformed Székely Mikó High School’s renationalization in Sfantu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Romania.
The New York based Hungarian Human Rights Foundation issued an Alert in regard to the case of the Székely Mikó High School on 4th December. The only hope for fair decision rests in the European Court of Human Rights.