European Court obliges Armenia to pay over €1.6 million to a citizen

The European Court of Human Rights has obliged Armenia to pay 1.6 million euros in damage and 6,000 euros in non-pecuniary damage to citizen Yuri Vardanyan.

Yuri Vardanyan is  an Armenian national, who was born in 1936 and lives in Yerevan. The case concerned the question of just satisfaction with regard to the deprivation of his house and plot of land and the related civil proceedings.

In its principal judgment of 27 October 2016 the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) of the European Convention on Human Rights and a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) to the Convention.

Today’s judgment concerned the question of just satisfaction. Just satisfaction includes 1,602,000 euros (EUR) (pecuniary damage), and EUR 6,000 (non-pecuniary damage).

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