Ireland’s restrictions on mussels company were fair and in line with Convention

JUDGMENT  O’Sullivan McCarthy Mussel Development Ltd v. Ireland  07.06.2018 (no. 44460/16) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned the company’s complaint that the Irish Government had caused it financial losses by the way it had complied with European Union environmental legislation. The company fishes for immature mussels (mussel seed), and then cultivates and sells them when […]

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The seizure of products by a company and the disappearance of the seized items without payment of damages violates the right to property protection

JUDGMENT  OOO KD-Konsalting v. Russia  29.05.2018 (no. 54184/11) see here   SUMMARY  Seizure of product as evidence by the authorities. Disappearance of the seized and no compensation. Infringement of Article 1 of the First Protocol regarding the Infringement Property Rights PROVISION  Article 1 of the First Protocol PRINCIPAL FACTS The applicant company, OOO KD-Konsalting, is a […]

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Order to repay mistakenly paid unemployment benefits was excessive burden, violating Convention

JUDGMENT  Čakarević v. Croatia 26.04.2018 (no.  48921/13) see here SUMMARY  The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that she had been ordered to repay unemployment benefits after the employment office made a mistake in authorising the payments. The Court observed that Ms Čakarević, who was unemployed and suffered from ill health, had done nothing to mislead […]

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The protection of property requires ownership of the property or its use

JUDGMENT  Sakskoburggotski and others v. Bulgaria 12.04.2018 (no. 38948/10, 55777/12 and 8954/17) see here SUMMARY  The case Sakskoburggotski and Others v. Bulgaria (application nos. 38948/10, 55777/12 and 8954/17) concerns the former King of Bulgaria, his sister and five other members of the royal family, and their attempts to obtain the restitution of former properties of […]

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The Greek state was asking much more in order to recover the property than it paid for the expropriation.

JUDGMENT   Kanaginis v. Greece 8.3.2018 (application no. 27662/09)   see here   SUMMARY  Expropriation of property and subsequent recovery of property. No proportionality between the amount of compensation and the amount required by the State for the return of the property to the owner. Infringement of the right to property protection. PROVISION  Article 1 of the […]

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ECHR rejects complaints about Italian tax on compensation for property expropriation

JUDGMENT  Cacciato v. Italy (no. 60633/16) and Guiso and Consiglio v. Italy 08.02.2018 (no. 50821/06) see here   SUMMARY  Expropriation of land by municipal authorities for building purposes. Compensation to owners with a 20% withholding tax. The ECtHR recognized a margin of appreciation in the exercise of fiscal policy and the determination of the tax rate and therefore did […]

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Failure to execute an irrevocable decision to recover assets

JUDGMENT  Pavlovici v. Republic of Moldava  30.01.2018 (no.  5711/03) see here SUMMARY  Failure to enforce an irrevocable decision in favor of the applicant for the recovery of assets. Infringement of Article 6 § 1 (fair trial) and Article 1 of the First Protocol (protection of property) because the failure to enforce an irrevocable decision violates […]

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