461. Positive obligation to ensure enjoyment of religious rights.

The requirement on the state to ensure that holders of religious beliefs can effectively enjoy their rights under Article 91 imposes some degree of positive obligation on the state to provide protection of the freedom and may require the state taking measures to repress conduct which is incompatible with respect for freedom of thought2. In the exercise of this positive obligation there is obvious potential for clash with other Convention rights3, the views of other religious groups4 or other belief systems in a society