Stockholms Forsakrings- Och Skadestandsjuridik Ab v Sweden: ECHR 16 Sep 2003

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Preliminary objection rejected (non-exhaustion) ; Violation of P1-1 ; No violation of Art. 6-1 ; Violation of Art. 13 ; Pecuniary damage – financial award ; Costs and expenses partial award
The claimant company alleged that its human rights had been violated in that it had been ordered to pay the costs of a bankruptcy proceedings which had been quashed as invalid, and had been given no opportunity to challenge the order.
Held: The claimant had exhausted the national court procedures. The deduction had been made in accordance with national law. However, the applicant’s obligation to defray part of the bankruptcy costs was wholly unjustifiable. Even having regard to the limited amount of money involved, the deprivation of its assets was not proportionate to the ‘public interest’. A6.1 was not breached because there was no sufficient ‘right’ in existence.


38993/97, [2003] ECHR 438




European Convention on Human Rights 6.1


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