460. Obligations regarding neutrality.

Article 91 requires states to act neutrally and not prefer one religion over another to the extent that such acts would violate the personal religious rights protected by the European Convention on Human Rights2. However, such neutrality is only required as respects the state's treatment of individual citizens: states do not have to be neutral in their own identity3, and the existence of a state church does not itself violate the Convention provided membership is voluntary