Human Rights Defender summarized the complaints concerning examination of cases
within reasonable time in the courts. The complaints also relate to the lack of
liability mechanisms in cases of gross violations and delays for years.
particular, majority of the complaints relate to the fact that judicial proceedings
in courts take years, violating the constitutional right to judicial hearing within reasonable time and in such cases there are
no effective mechanisms to restore their violated rights.
example, one of the applicants stated that there were unreasonable delays of
court hearings, namely 50 judicial hearing did not take place. Other applicant
stated that the case has been pending before the court for more than eight
years and the final judicial decision has not yet been made. According to another complaint, court hearings
are scheduled once in every 2-3 or 3-6 months, and the scheduled ones are being
unreasonably delayed (there was a case when 5 successive hearings were delayed).
Human Rights Defender applied to the Constitutional Court and published an ad
hoc report with regard to this issue.