551. Dissolution and proscription of associations.

The dissolution of an association or political party is an interference with Article 111 that must be justified, and the European Court of Human Rights has held that a ban on the founders and managers of an association from holding a similar office in any other association also clearly amounts to a restriction under Article 112. Where the dissolution of a political party results in individuals losing their status as members of parliament, the Court is likely to consider their complaints under the right to free elections guarantee