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Application no. 28662/16
Dragan ILIĆ
against Serbia

The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting on 23 March 2023 as a Committee composed of:

Tim Eicke, President,
Branko Lubarda,
Ana Maria Guerra Martins, judges,

and Viktoriya Maradudina, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 12 May 2016,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Dragan Ilić, was born in 1987.

The applicant’s complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention, regarding the fairness of the criminal proceedings which had been brought against him, were communicated to the Serbian Government (“the Government”) who was represented by their Agent, Ms Z. Jadrijević Mladar. The Government submitted their observations on the admissibility and merits of the case. These observations were then forwarded to the applicant’s representative, Mr Z. Minić, who was invited to provide the applicant’s own observations on the admissibility and merits of the case together with his claim for just satisfaction. No reply, however, was received to this letter.

On 6 January 2022 Mr Z. Minić informed the Registry that the applicant wanted to withdraw the application lodged with the Court and, furthermore, that he then also wanted to cancel Mr Minić’s authorisation to represent him before it. By a letter dated 20 December 2022, the applicant personally confirmed his intention to withdraw the application before the Court, stating that his financial situation did not allow him to pursue the case any further. The applicant, however, did not apply for legal aid, despite being duly informed of this possibility in the information note referred to in the Court’s letters of 10 February 2021.


In the light of the foregoing, the Court concludes that the applicant may be regarded as no longer wishing to pursue the application (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 the Protocols thereto which would require the continued examination of the application.

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 13 April 2023.

Viktoriya Maradudina Tim Eicke
Acting Deputy Registrar President