Application no. 25853/12
against the Republic of Moldova

The European Court of Human Rights (Second Section), sitting on 19 January 2023 as a Committee composed of:

Frédéric Krenc, President,
Diana Sârcu,
Davor Derenčinović, judges,

and Viktoriya Maradudina, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 11 April 2012,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Ms Maria Belan, was born in 1945.

The applicant’s complaints under Article 8 of the Convention concerning the unlawful search of her home, as well as under Article 13 of the Convention concerning the absence of domestic remedies in respect of her search complaint were communicated to the Moldovan Government (“the Government”), who submitted observations on the admissibility and merits. The observations were forwarded to the applicant, who was invited to submit her own observations. No reply was received to the Registry’s letter.

By letter dated 21 January 2022, sent by registered post, the applicant was notified that the period allowed for submission of her observations had expired on 10 December 2021 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 received that letter on 18 February 2022. However, no response has followed.


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 9 February 2023.

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Viktoriya Maradudina Frédéric Krenc
Acting Deputy Registrar President