The applicants, Bianca Lucia Mazzei and Francesco Edmondo Mazzei, are Italian nationals who were born in 1966 and 1963 respectively and live in Campagnano di Roma (Italy).
They complained of their prolonged inability to recover possession of their flat, owing to the lack of police assistance, and of the length of the eviction proceedings. They relied on Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time) and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property).
The Court held unanimously that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 and Article 6 § 1. It awarded to each applicant EUR 320 for pecuniary damage and EUR 3,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage. It also awarded EUR 2,000 to the applicants, jointly, for costs and expenses. (The judgment is available only in French.)
(estratto dal sito della Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo)