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Application no. 44602/11
The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 24 March 2015 as a Committee composed of:
Khanlar Hajiyev, President,
Dmitry Dedov, judges,
and André Wampach, Deputy Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above application lodged on 22 July 2011,
Having regard to the formal declarations accepting a friendly settlement of the case,
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
The applicant, Mr Roman Kerschner, is an Austrian national, who was born in 1965 and lives in Vienna. He was represented before the Court by Thum Weinreich Schwarz Chyba Reiter, a law firm with seat in St Pölten.
The Austrian Government ("the Government") were represented by their Agent, Mr H. Tichy, Head of the International Law Department at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
The applicant complained under Article 6 of the Convention about the length of his criminal proceedings.
On 23 December 2014 and 26 January 2015 the Court received friendly settlement declarations signed by the parties under which the applicant agreed to waive any further claims against Austria in respect of the facts giving rise to this application against an undertaking by the Government to pay him 12,000 euros to cover any and all damage as well as costs and expenses, which will be free of any taxes that may be applicable, payable within three months from the date of notification of the decision taken by the Court. In the event of failure to pay this sum within the said three-month period, the Government undertook to pay simple interest on it, from the expiry of that period until settlement, at a rate equal to the marginal lending rate of the European Central Bank during the default period plus three percentage points. The payment will constitute the final resolution of the case.
The Court takes note of the friendly settlement reached between the parties. It is satisfied that the settlement is based on respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and its Protocols and finds no reasons to justify a continued examination of the application. In view of the above, it is appropriate to strike the case out of the list.
FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT, UNANIMOUSLY,
Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases in accordance with Article 39 of the Convention.
Done in English and notified in writing on 16 April 2015.