Italy top offender at European Court of Human Rights

Rome ordered to pay compensation of 71 million euros in 2013

(ANSA) - Strasbourg, April 2 - Italy was the top offender at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in 2013 in terms of the compensation it was ordered to pay citizens for failing to ensure their rights are respected, the court said Wednesday.
    It said Rome was ordered to pay over 71 million euros last year, the highest of the 47 countries that belong to the Council of Europe, which the ECHR has jurisdiction over.


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