Case Summary - Kuric v Slovenia

Thursday, 5 July, 2012

This document provides a case summary Kuric and others v Slovenia. The case had been brought by eight of the roughly 18,000 people who had been left stateless after the state "erased" their names from the civil registry following their failure to claim citizenship in the months after the country?s declaration of independence on 25 June 1991.

On 26 June 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) delivered its judgment. The Court found that Slovenia had violated Article 8 and Articles 13 and 14 taken in conjunction with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention). In respect to Article 14, the Grand Chamber approach departed from the Chamber approach of 2009.

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