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Council of Europe criticises delays in court cases in Ireland

The government has come under fire from the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg, who has suggested that delays in court cases may be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

20th October, 2007

The government has come under fire from the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg, who has suggested that delays in court cases may be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Commenting on Council of Europe discussions with several states, including Ireland, in relation to excessive delays in judicial proceedings, Hammarberg warned that there was considerable dangers in not addressing the issue.

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