Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 319 (Oct)
Court: European Court of Human Rights

Judges Costa (President), Bratza, Loucaides, Birsan, Jungwiert, Butkevych, Thomassen and Mrs S Dolle (Section Registrar)

Judgment Dates: 22 October 2002


Human Rights - Fair trial - Civil rights - Length of proceedings - European Convention on Human Rights, art 6(1).

The Case

The Court held that in the circumstances of the instant case the domestic proceedings had not been concluded within a reasonable time, in violation of art6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Further, as a result the distress, anxiety and frustration suffered by the applicant, as a result of the delays found by the Court to have been attributable to the State, he was awarded 4,000 in compensation.

Practice Areas

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