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Georgopoulos et al. v. Greece

Reference: CCPR/C/99/D/1799/2008

Decision Year: 2010-07-29

Information Source: Follow-up Report on Views (Oct. 2014)

According to the Victim or his/her Counsel:

04/2013 The authors sought to have the case reopened, which resulted in the acquittal of the defendant Mayor and deputy mayors of Patras. The Legal Council of the State reiterated that the central government had no obligation to pay compensation, which is the obligation of the Patras Municipality.
08/2013 Domestic courts determined that the demolition of the authors' home was lawful. Concerning compensation, the Legal Council determined that any actionable claim, based on the Views, should be addressed to the Municipality of Patras, as the author of the violation. The State should not transfer responsibility upon the Municipality.
01/2014 The authors refute the State party's argument that it only has an obligation of means. The authors were further informed that the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court decided to archive their complaint against the judicial officials who had failed to refer to trial the municipal officials responsible for their evictions. They could not obtain a copy of the decision.

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  • Article 17 Article 23 Article 27

Keywords:

  • Protection of family Protection of minorities

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