European Court of Human Rights delivers its judgment in the case of Kurić and Others v. Slovenia
Strasbourg, 12 March 2014 – The European Court of Human Rights today delivered its judgment in the case of Kurić and Others v. Slovenia, in which compensation was claimed for pecuniary damage caused by the “erasure”. The judgment confirms that by adopting the Act Regulating Compensation for Damage to Persons Erased from the Permanent Population Register, Slovenia reached an appropriate solution to this issue.
The Court determined a lump sum of EUR 150 for each month of a person’s “erasure”, which is the same maximum amount of compensation for the pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage sustained by the “erased” per month of their “erasure” provided for by the Act.
The Court considered that Slovenia’s solution of awarding compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage on the basis of a lump sum for each month of a person’s “erasure” appeared to be appropriate. Also, the country has some discretion in determining the amount of compensation.
The final decision on the implementation of the judgment will be adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.