Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka
z dnia 17 stycznia 2019 r.
Application no. 49045/14
László Ferenc BALÁZS
The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting on 17 January 2019 as a Committee composed of:
Georges Ravarani, President,
Péter Paczolay, judges,
and Liv Tigerstedt, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above application lodged on 2 June 2014,
Having regard to the observations submitted by the respondent Government,
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
The applicant's details are set out in the appended table.
He was represented by Ms E. Balázsné Mohai, a lawyer practising in Budapest.
The applicant's complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention concerning the excessive length of criminal proceedings were communicated to the Hungarian Government ("the Government").
Complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention
In the present application, having examined all the material before it, the Court considers that for the reasons stated below, the respondent Government can no more be held liable for the length of the proceedings.
In particular, the Court notes that the domestic courts expressly acknowledged the protraction of the proceedings and provided adequate redress by taking this circumstance into account as an important mitigating factor when assessing and fixing the criminal sanction.
In view of the above, the Court finds that these complaints are incompatible ratione personae with the provisions of the Convention and must be rejected in accordance with Article 35 §§ 3 and 4 of the Convention.
FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT, UNANIMOUSLY,
Declares the application inadmissible.
Done in English and notified in writing on 7 February 2019.
Acting Deputy Registrar
Application raising complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention
(excessive length of criminal proceedings)
Date of introduction
Date of birth
Representative's name and location
Start of proceedings
End of proceedings
Levels of jurisdiction
László Ferenc Balázs
Balázsné Mohai Éva
9 year(s) and 7 month(s) and 19 day(s) 2 level(s) of jurisdiction