SUBSTANCE Equality before the law / equal protection of the law – article 3 Length of judicial proceedings The principle of equality before the law does not mean that all cases will have to be disposed of within the same length of time by judicial institutions (Beneficiaries of late Norbert Zongo, Abdoulaye Nikiema alias Ablasse, Ernest Zongo and Blaise Ilboudo & The Burkinabe human and peoples’ rights movement v Burkina Faso, application 013/2011, judgment, 28 March 2014, para 167)

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