Pialopoulos and Others v. Greece

Submitted by Kelly Russo on Fri, 02/16/2001 - 00:00
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918
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Regional Decisions
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European Court
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Archived
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The European Court of Human Rights held that Greece violated Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 and Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights by illegally expropriating applicant's property and failing to comply with domestic court orders to fully compensate the applicant. Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 and Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights recognize the rights to the peaceful enjoyment of possessions, and to an effective domestic remedy in the event of a violation of the Convention, respectively. The Court held that, while the applicant's ownership rights remained intact, the expropriation of the applicant's property restricted the applicant's ability to utilize the property and thus violated Article 1 of Protocol No. 1. Furthermore, the Court held that the State's failure to pay just compensation, even due to the public immunity of authorities involved, constitutes a breach of the applicant's rights under Article 6.