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Application no. 63042/19
against Cyprus

The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), sitting on 9 March 2023 as a Committee composed of:

Darian Pavli, President,
Ioannis Ktistakis,
Andreas Zünd, judges,

and Viktoriya Maradudina, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 28 November 2019,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Tasos Tremetousiotis, was born in 1962. He was represented by Mr S. Zannoupas, a lawyer practising in Pafos.

The applicant’s complaints under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention concerning the length of criminal proceedings were communicated to the Cypriot Government (“the Government”), who submitted observations on the admissibility and merits. The observations were forwarded to the applicant via the Court’s Electronic Communication Service (eComms), and he was invited to submit his own observations. The applicant’s representative downloaded the Court’s letter on 8 August 2022. No reply followed.

By letter dated 2 September 2022, sent via eComms, the applicant was notified that the period allowed for submission of his observations had expired on 29 June 2022 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 downloaded that letter on 2 September 2022. However, no response has been received.


In the light of the foregoing, and in the absence of any special circumstances regarding respect for the rights guaranteed by the Convention and the Protocols thereto, the Court, in accordance with Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, considers that it is no longer justified to continue the 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 30 March 2023.

Viktoriya Maradudina Darian Pavli
Acting Deputy Registrar President