Decision of Court (First Section Committee), April 21, 2015 (case ŠKOVRLJ v. CROATIA)

Resolution Date:April 21, 2015
Issuing Organization:Court (First Section Committee)



Application no. 21044/13Josip ŠKOVRLJagainst Croatia

The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 21 April 2015 as a Committee composed of:

             Mirjana Lazarova Trajkovska, President,              Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque,              Ksenija Turković, judges,

and André Wampach, Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 11 March 2013,

Having regard to the formal declarations accepting a friendly settlement of the case,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Josip Škovrlj, is a Croatian national, who was born in 1937 and lives in Zagreb. He was represented before the Court by Mr D. Vučevac, a lawyer practising in Zagreb.

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

The applicant complained under Articles 6 § 1 and 13 of the Convention about the excessive length of civil proceedings and the ineffectiveness of the domestic length-of-proceedings remedies.

On 28 January and 9 March 2015 the Court received friendly settlement declarations signed by the parties under which the applicant agreed to waive any further claims against Croatia in respect of the facts giving rise to this application against an undertaking by the Government to pay him 6,000 euros to cover any non-pecuniary damage as well as costs and expenses, which will be converted into Croatian kunas at the rate applicable on the date of payment, and will be free of any taxes that may be applicable. It will be payable within three months from the date of notification of...

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