Response of Representative of Montenegro before ECHR regarding media inquiry on KIPS DOO and Drekalović v. Montenegro judgement

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    On the occasion of several media inquiries on the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of KIPS DOO and Drekalović v. Montenegro, addressed to the Representative of Montenegro before the European Court for Human Rights, I hereby inform the general public that the European Court found that the application was inadmissible, but also found violations of Article 6 § 1 and Article 13 of the Convention, as well as Article 1 of Protocol No. 1…

    On the occasion of several media inquiries on the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of KIPS DOO and Drekalović v. Montenegro, addressed to the Representative of Montenegro before the European Court for Human Rights, I hereby inform the general public that the European Court found that the application was inadmissible, but also found violations of Article 6 § 1 and Article 13 of the Convention, as well as Article 1 of Protocol No. 1.

    In the operative part of the judgment, the European Court awarded the applicants a total amount of € 7,500.00 in respect of pecuniary damage for the costs of the proceedings, while awarding the other amount of € 1,500.00 to the applicant (Mr. Drekalović) in the name of non-pecuniary damage. Regarding the request of the first applicant (KIPS DOO) for compensation of pecuniary damage, which amounts to 30,764,542.22 €, the European Court did not decide on the merits of this request, nor accepted it as reasonable, but exercised its right in accordance with Article 44 § 2 of the Convention to invite the parties to inform the Court within a specified period of time whether any agreement has been reached between them.

    Given that it is a judgment published today and that it is a matter of a factual and legally complex subject, the public will be promptly informed of all matters of importance after a detailed analysis of the European Court’s position expressed in that judgment and other relevant circumstances.

    Valentina Pavličić
    Representative of Montenegro before the European Court of Human Rights

    Source: Government of Montenegro