Oluic v. Croatia

Submitted by Kelly Russo on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 00:00
Regional Decisions
European Court

The European Court of Human Rights held that Croatia violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human by failing to provide a quick remedy to the applicant's claim of excessive noise disturbances emanating from a local bar. Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights recognizes the right of European peoples to respect for their private lives and homes. The Court determined that a four year delay between the applicant's lodging of an administrative claim and the Administrative Court's decision rendered the proceedings ineffective and prolonged the applicant's suffering. The Court held that the State's failure to provide a timely remedy represented a breach of Article 8.