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a hill to the to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial court

the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)

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The refusal of the Greek State to allow the applicants to enforce the Areios Pagos decision of 2000 was a restriction on their right of access to court; it was justified because it pursued the legitimate aim of observing international law in the interest of good relations between States through respect of other States' sovereignty.
In the meantime, in 2002, whilst the proceedings before the ECtHR were still ongoing, Areios Pagos had to decide on a different case, brought against Germany by Greek nationals (the Margellos case).
In these circumstances, the claimants in the Distomo case brought proceedings before the German courts in order to enforce the 1997 judgment in Germany, as confirmed by the Areios Pagos in 2000.
Federal Republic of Germany, Areios Pagos, 11/2000, 4 May 2000, (2007) 129 I.