Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka
z dnia 12 września 2019 r.
Application no. 55427/14
against North Macedonia
The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 12 September 2019 as a Committee composed of:
Aleš Pejchal, President,
Raffaele Sabato, judges,
and Liv Tigerstedt, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above application lodged on 28 July 2014,
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
The applicant, Mr Zoran Maksimoski, was born in 1956. He was represented before the Court by Ms М. Kecman, a lawyer practising in Skopje.
The applicant's complaints under Article 6 § 1, concerning the lack of an oral hearing before the administrative courts and lack of independence and impartiality of the State Board of Prosecutors in relation to proceedings for review of his dismissal from the office of public prosecutor, and Article 1 of Protocol No.1 to the Convention were communicated to the Government of North Macedonia ("the Government"). The Government submitted their observations on the admissibility and merits. These observations were forwarded to the applicant, who was invited to submit his own observations. No reply was received to the Registry's letter.
By letter dated 11 October 2018, sent by registered post, the applicant was notified that the period allowed for submission of his observations had expired on 4 July 2018 and that no extension of time had been requested. The applicant's attention was drawn to Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, which provides that the Court may strike an application out of its list of cases where the circumstances lead to the conclusion that the applicant does not intend to pursue the application. The applicant's representative received this letter on 30 October 2018. However, no response has been received.
In the light of the foregoing, the Court concludes that the applicant may be regarded as no longer wishing to pursue his application, 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 case.
Accordingly, the case should be struck out of the list.
FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT, UNANIMOUSLY,
Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.
Done in English and notified in writing on 3 October 2019.
Acting Deputy Registrar