33797/17, GLAVAŠIĆ AND TANKOSIĆ v. CHORWACJA - Decyzja Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka
Decyzja Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka z dnia 14 maja 2019 r. 33797/17
Applications nos. 33797/17 and 37679/17
Dubravko GLAVAŠIĆ against Croatia
and Željko TANKOSIĆ against Croatia
The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 14 May 2019 as a Committee composed of:
Krzysztof Wojtyczek, President,
Pere Pastor Vilanova,
Pauliine Koskelo, judges,
and Renata Degener, Deputy Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above applications lodged on 28 April 2017 and 17 May 2017 respectively,
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
The applicants, Mr Dubravko Glavašić and Mr Željko Tankosić, are Croatian nationals, who were born in 1959 and 1968, respectively, and they live in Ladimirevci and Osijek, respectively. They were represented before the Court by Mr D. Krtić, a lawyer practising in Osijek.
The applicants' complaints concerning the alleged unforeseeable application of criminal law to their detriment, under Article 7 of the Convention, were communicated to the Croatian Government ("the Government"), who were represented by their Agent, Ms Š. Stažnik.
The applicants failed to respond to the last Registry's letter of 7 February 2019 (received by their representative on 13 February 2019), reminding them that the period allowed for submission of their reply to the Government's observations had expired on 18 December 2018 and that no extension of time had been requested. Their attention was drawn to Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention.
Having regard to the similar subject matter of the applications, the Court finds it appropriate to examine them jointly in a single decision.
The Court considers that, in the given circumstances, the applicants may be regarded as no longer wishing to pursue their applications, within the meaning of Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 37 § 1 in fine, the Court finds no special circumstances regarding respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and its Protocols which require the continued examination of the cases.
In view of the above, it is appropriate to strike the cases out of the list.
FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT, UNANIMOUSLY,
Decides to join the applications;
Decides to strike the applications out of its list of cases.
Done in English and notified in writing on 6 June 2019.
Renata Degener Krzysztof Wojtyczek
Deputy Registrar President