Aldo and Jean-Baptiste Zanatta complained about the length of compulsory purchase proceedings of their property. Following a decision by the local authority, the applicants applied to the Administrative Court on 1 March 1991. On 16 April 1992 the Administrative Court dismissed the application. The applicants appealed to the Conseil d’Etat which dismissed their appeal on 5 March 1997. They complained of the length of proceedings. Court found unanimously V 6(1).