King v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Nov 2004

The claimant had been subject to tax penalty proceedings. They continued for more than 14 years.
Held: The length of the proceedings exceeded the time properly to be allowed, and infringed his right to a fair trial. Though the taxpayer himself had contributed to the delay with unmeritorious appeals, the state’s delay was excessive.
13881/02, Times 23-Nov-2004, [2004] ECHR 631
Worldlii, Bailii
European Convention on Human Rights 6.1
Human Rights
CitedJames Murray King v Annie Marie Walden (HM Inspector of Taxes) ChD 12-Jun-2001
A decision to impose a penalty on a taxpayer, involved a charge of a criminal nature, for the purposes of article 6 of the Convention. It was necessary, therefore, to proceed with such a matter quickly. Even so, in the imposition of such penalties, . .

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