Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case R.Sz. v Hungary.

The applicant had been employed by a State-owned limited company for about eleven years. On 1 July 2010 his employment was terminated by mutual agreement, with effect from 5 October 2010. The applicant complained under Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 – read alone and in conjunction with Article 13 of the Convention – that the imposition of a 98% tax on part of his severance pay constituted an unjustified deprivation of property, with no remedy available. He also invoked Article 14 of the Convention read in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol No. 1. The Court concludes that there has been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1.

ECHR no 41838/11


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