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Case Law 16163/ 02 (05/04/2007)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 04/05/2007

Subject: The applicants complained under Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) that the State had taken possession of the land without a prior court order or the payment of any compensation. They also complained under Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time) of the length of the proceedings and Article 13 (right to an effective remedy). In a judgment of 15 July 2005 the European Court of Human Rights had held unanimously that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1, Article 6 § 1 and Article 13. In its judgment on just satisfaction, delivered today, the European Court of Human Rights decided to award the applicants jointly 600,000 euros (EUR) in respect of pecuniary damage, EUR 60,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 50,000 for costs and expenses.

Parties: Nastou c/ Grecia (n. 2)

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 17 Right to property - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal - Fair trial, public hearing