Following the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Icelandic government has admitted violations in 14 proceedings filed by national courts, RÚV and Frettabladid report.
In Iceland, all cases were heard by the same judge who was deemed to have been torted by the court. The 14 cases heard by the ECHR include everything from drug trafficking to corruption. Two additional plaintiffs have been settled with the state only.
Each plaintiff has a right of € 4,000 and can resume the proceedings in a court in Iceland.
Vilhjálmur H. Vilhjálmsson, the lawyer for most plaintiffs, states that the process has not been completed. “My clients need to decide whether to pursue the reopening claim based on this. From today’s Human Rights Court ruling, it seems that they are showing great confidence in the new reopening court.”