Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 214 (Oct)
Court: European Court of Human Rights

Judges Pellonpaa (President), Bratza, Pastor Ridreujo, Palm, Fischball, Casadevall And Pavlovschi, and Mr M O'boyle (Section Registrar)

Judgment Dates: 15 October 2002


Human rights - Right to fair and public hearing - Civil proceedings - Employment Appeal Tribunal - Length of proceedings - Entitlement to damages - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 6(1), 41.

The Case

Where the applicant had brought various proceedings in the employment tribunal which, including appeals, had lasted up to eight years and nine months, it was held that in the circumstances, the length of those proceedings had been excessive in violation of art6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Practice Areas

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