Kolanis v The United Kingdom: ECHR 21 Jun 2005

ECHR Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) – No violation of Art. 5-1-e; Violation of Art. 5-4; Violation of Art. 5-5; No separate issue under Art. 13; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedings.
The complainant had been subject to detention in a mental hospital. She now complained that there had been a twelve month delay between a decision that she should be released subject to conditions, and the fulfillment of those conditions and her release.
Held: The delay was unreasonable, and since the law provided no means of compensation, a breach had occurred of her article 5.5 rights. It could not be excluded that the applicant would have been released earlier from detention in a psychiatric hospital if the procedures had been in conformity with article 5(4). The delay had been of about 12 months. The award was 6000Eur.
517/02, (2006) 42 EHRR 2, Times 28-Jul-2005, [2005] ECHR 411
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