Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
The court said that the question of whether the length of proceedings is acceptable depends on the circumstances of the case, including its complexity, the actions of the applicant, and the conduct of the authorities.
In this case, the matter at issue this case was not complex, and any delays were not the fault of the applicant. The delays were caused by the inability of the trial court to arrange for the progress of the proceedings.
In the circumstances, the length of time it took for justice to be done was undoubtedly excessive. This violated Mr Caminski’s right to have his case decided in a reasonable time.