Nikolova and another v Bulgaria (App No 20688/04)

Human rights – Right to Fair Trial & Access to Justice. European Court of Human Rights: The European Court of Human Rights awarded €2,400 in non-pecuniary damages to the applicant where it found violations of art 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights in circumstances where the total lack of publicity of judicial proceedings concerning the dismissal of a civil servant in order to preserve the confidentiality of certain documents in the file was disproportionate.

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