Zielinski v France: ECHR 28 Oct 1999

Hudoc The applicants challenged a retrospective change in employment law under article 6(1).
Held: The court stated that while in principle the legislature is not precluded in civil matters from adopting new retrospective provisions to regulate rights arising under existing laws, the principle of the rule of law and the notion of fair trial enshrined in article 6 preclude any interference by the legislature – other than on compelling grounds of the general interest – with the administration of justice designed to influence the judicial determination of a dispute.
L Wildhaber, President
24846/94, 34165/96, [1999] ECHR 108, (2001) 31 EHRR 19, (1999) 31 EHRR 532
Bailii, Wordlii
European Convention on Human Rights 6(1)
Human Rights
Cited by:
CitedGreenfield, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 16-Feb-2005
The appellant had been charged with and disciplined for a prison offence. He was refused legal assistance at his hearing, and it was accepted that the proceedings involved the determination of a criminal charge within the meaning of article 6 of the . .
See AlsoZielinski, Pradal, Gonzalez and Others v France ECHR 8-Jun-2011
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CitedAXA General Insurance Ltd and Others v Lord Advocate and Others SC 12-Oct-2011
Standing to Claim under A1P1 ECHR
The appellants had written employers’ liability insurance policies. They appealed against rejection of their challenge to the 2009 Act which provided that asymptomatic pleural plaques, pleural thickening and asbestosis should constitute actionable . .

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Updated: 01 June 2021; Ref: scu.165774