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Case Law 30765/08 (10/01/2012)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 01/10/2012

Subject: The Court has stated that Italy's prolonged inability to deal with the "waste crisis" in Campania breached the fundamental human rights of 18 applicants: the case concerned the state of emergency from 11th of February 1994 to 31st of December 2009 in relation to waste collection, treatment and disposal, including a period of five months in which rubbish piled up in the streets of the Campania region, where the applicants lived and worked

Parties: Sarno e altri c/ Italia

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 7 Privacy - Solidarity - Art. 35 Preventive health care - Art. 37 Environmental protection