According to established practice, court proceedings should be finalized within three years of their initiation.
If your case is not resolved within this reasonable period, you can file:
- a petition for the protection of the right to a trial within reasonable time, with the court in which the proceedings are pending;
- a claim for adequate compensation for violation of the right to a trial within reasonable time.
For further information regarding claims for compensation for violation of the right to a trial within reasonable time, you can check the Catalogue of Information on the e-Citizens portal (text on Trial within reasonable time).
Upon receiving a court decision granting a compensation for violation of the right to a trial within a reasonable time, you must submit a request for payment to the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, with the following information:
- your name, surname and personal ID number (OIB),
- your postal address and contact number or e-mail address,
- your IBAN.
The request for payment must be accompanied by the court decision granting compensation and including a certificate of finality, and a power of attorney when the compensation is to be paid to the account of an attorney-in-fact.