Bjedov v Croatia – is the European Court of Human Rights moving towards providing a substantive right to a home?
In the recent case of Bjedov v Croatiabefore the European Court of Human Rights (42150/09 29th May 2012), a Croatian woman was granted a right to purchase her rented accommodation on the basis of her right to protection of her home under Article 8 ECHR. The ruling was made in the applicant’s favour despite her occupancy being illegal, and despite a counterclaim taken by the relevant local authority, seeking her eviction. To read more click here.
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