European Court of Human Rights - case of Boddaert v. Belgium (1992) (excerpts)

European Court of Human Rights - case of Boddaert v. Belgium (1992) (excerpts)

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39. Article 6 (art. 6) commands that judicial proceedings be

expeditious, but it also lays down the more general principle of the

proper administration of justice. In the circumstances of the case,

the conduct of the authorities was consistent with the fair balance

which has to be struck between the various aspects of this

fundamental requirement.