JUDGMENT Elif Kızıl v. Turkey 24.03.2020 (no. 4601/06) see here . SUMMARY The applicant purchased a property which she recorded in the land register. One year after the registration, her ownership became public ownership on the ground that the land was registered as an unknown owner. The applicant was informed of the registration when the […]
The discontinuation of the disability pension due to the Insurance Fund doctor’s mistake and the refusal to pay compensation violated the right to property
JUDGMENT Grobelny v. Poland 05.03.2020 (no. 60477/12) see here SUMMARY Discontinuation of disability pension due to mistakes made by doctors of the Insurance Fund. Non-payment of compensation to the insured. Violation of the right to property. The applicant had been declared incapable of working since 1994 and was awarded an invalidity pension. In a review […]
JUDGMENT Filkin v. Portugal 03.03.2020 (no. 69729/12) see here SUMMARY Right to property and the public interest. Freezing of the applicant’s bank accounts for 3.5 years without being an accused. The applicant was ordered to freeze his bank accounts because it was considered that the money was derived from an illegal economic activity, namely drug […]
The imposition of a permanent heating charge on disconnected users violated the right to their property.
JUDGMENT Strezovski and others v. North Macedonia 27.2.2020 (no.14460/16, 14958/16, 14962/16, 14966/16, 27884/16, 16064/17, 20229/17 and 30206/17). see here SUMMARY The applicants are owners of houses for which they were imposed under domestic law, the continuous payment of a heating fee to a private company from which they were disconnected. The domestic courts dismissed their […]
Failure to pay compensation for expropriation violates the right to property. The lack of funds does not justify the no payment of the compensation.
JUDGMENT Vlastaris v. Greece 20.2.2020 (no. 43543/14) see here SUMMARY Forced expropriation in favor of the Municipality and obligation to pay compensation. A decision was taken by the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Aigaleo to force the expropriation of the applicant’s property for public benefit. According to the Constitution (Article 17), the final unit […]
JUDGMENT Kruglov and others v. Russia 30.01.2020 (no. 11264/04 and 15 applications) see here SUMMARY Investigations in law firms and homes. Protection of professional secrecy. Necessary institutional guarantees. The seizure of computers and hard drives violates the right to property. The applicants are lawyers. In order to gather evidence for a criminal investigation, a search […]
The plot of land was irrevocably considered as land that fell outside the forest’s boundaries. A later decision characterized it as forest. The overturning of res judicata is a breach of legal certainty.
JUDGMENT Şamat v. Turkey 21.01.2020 (no. 29115/07) see here SUMMARY Res judicata and legal certainty. The applicants, already deceased, in 1989 and 1994 purchased a plot of land near a forest area in Istanbul., which had already been declared non-forest by a 1979 decision. Following a recent report by the cadastral office in the area, […]
Η άνω της 20ετίας καθυστέρηση για τον καθορισμό αποζημίωσης λόγω απαλλοτρίωσης, δημιούργησε αβεβαιότητα στους δικαιούχους και παραβίασε το δικαίωμά τους στην ιδιοκτησία
ΑΠΟΦΑΣΗ Zikatanova κ.α. κατά Βουλγαρίας της 12.12.2019 (αριθ. προσφ. 45806/11) βλ. εδώ ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ Καθυστέρηση αποζημίωσης λόγω απαλλοτρίωσης για πάνω από 20 χρόνια! Παραβίαση του δικαιώματος στην ιδιοκτησία. Οι προσφεύγοντες στερήθηκαν την γεωργική γη τους λόγω απαλλοτρίωσης από το Υπουργείο Παιδείας. Το κράτος ακόμα και μετά την πάροδο 25 ετών, παρέλειψε να αποζημιώσει τους δικαιούχους είτε […]
Horizontal reduction in non-differentiated rent allowance to woman victim of domestic violence violates the ECHR
JUDGMENT J.D. and Α v. United Kingdom 24.10.2019 (no. 32949/17 and 34614/17) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicants’ complaint that new rules on housing benefit in the social housing sector (informally known as “the bedroom tax”) discriminated against them because of their particular situations: the first applicant cares for a disabled daughter while […]
Retroactive withdrawal of pensions that were granted over a long period, undermines legal certainty and infringes property rights
JUDGMENT Romeva v. North Macedonia 12.12.2019 (no. 32141/10) see here SUMMARY Peaceful enjoyment of property rights. Pension. Retrospective recall. Social insurance. The applicant, after legal proceedings, was granted a pension. The Fund, 7 years after retirement, re-examined the data and retrospectively withdrawn the pension without thorough scrutiny of the evidence. According to the ECtHR, any […]