Decision of Court (First Section Committee), May 19, 2015 (case HRKALOVIĆ AND NARANČIĆ v. CROATIA)

Resolution Date:May 19, 2015
Issuing Organization:Court (First Section Committee)



Application no. 80573/12Svetko HRKALOVIĆ and Nada NARANČIĆagainst Croatia

The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 19 Mai 2015 as a Committee composed of:

             Mirjana Lazarova Trajkovska, President,              Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos,              Ksenija Turković, judges,and André Wampach, Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 12 November 2012,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicants, Mr Svetko Hrkalović and Ms Nada Narančić, are Croatian nationals, who were born in 1941 and 1945 respectively and live in Novi Beograd. They were represented before the Court by Mr F. Bobinac, a lawyer practising in Zagreb.

The Croatian Government (“the Government”) were represented by their Agent, Ms Š. Stažnik.

The applicants’ complaints under the procedural aspect of Articles 2 and 14 of the Convention about the inefficiency of the investigation into the killing of their close relative in August 1995 as well as their complain under Article 13 that they had no effective remedy in respect of their Convention complaints were communicated to the Government, who submitted their observations on the admissibility and merits. The observations were forwarded to the applicants, who were invited to submit their own observations. No reply was received to the Registry’s letter.

By letter dated 18 February 2015, sent by registered post, the applicants’ representative was notified that the period allowed for submission of their observations had expired on 5 November 2014 and that no extension of time had been requested. The applicants’...

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