Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka
z dnia 31 stycznia 2019 r.
Application no. 51110/15
Tibor BARICZ against Hungary
and 8 other applications
(see appended table)
The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting on 31 January 2019 as a Committee composed of:
Georges Ravarani, President,
Péter Paczolay, judges,
and Liv Tigerstedt, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above applications lodged on the various dates indicated in the appended table,
Having regard to the formal declarations accepting a friendly settlement of the cases,
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
The list of applicants and their representatives is set out in the appended table.
The applicants' complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention concerning the excessive length of criminal proceedings were communicated to the Hungarian Government ("the Government"). In some of the applications, complaints based on the same facts were also communicated under other provisions of the Convention.
The Court received friendly-settlement declarations under which the applicants agreed to waive any further claims against Hungary in respect of the facts giving rise to these applications, subject to an undertaking by the Government to pay them the amounts detailed in the appended table. These amounts will be converted into the currency of the respondent State at the rate applicable on the date of payment, and will be payable within three months from the date of notification of the Court's decision. In the event of failure to pay these amounts within the above-mentioned three-month period, the Government undertake to pay simple interest on them, 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 cases.
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 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 the Protocols thereto and finds no reasons to justify a continued examination of the applications. 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 in accordance with Article 39 of the Convention.
Done in English and notified in writing on 21 February 2019.
Acting Deputy Registrar
List of applications raising complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention
(excessive length of criminal proceedings)
Date of introduction
Date of birth
Representative's name and location
Other complaints under well-established case-law
Date of receipt of Government's declaration
Date of receipt of Applicant's declaration
Amount awarded for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage and costs and expenses
(in euros) 1
Karsai Dániel András
Tóth M. Gábor
Art. 13 - lack of any effective remedy in domestic law in respect of excessive length of criminal proceedings -
Zoltán Elemér Sándor
. Plus any tax that may be chargeable to the applicants.