Decision of Court (First Section Committee), April 21, 2015 (case MICOV AND OTHERS v. \)

Judge:ZEFIK P.
Resolution Date:April 21, 2015
Issuing Organization:Court (First Section Committee)



Application no. 3723/12Dimitar MICOV and othersagainst the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 21 April 2015 as a Committee composed of:

             Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, President,

             Mirjana Lazarova Trajkovska,

             Ksenija Turković, judges,

and André Wampach, Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 23 December 2011,

Having regard to the formal declarations accepting a friendly settlement of the case,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


A list of the applicants is set out in the appendix. All applicants are represented by P. Zefik, a lawyer practicing in Skopje.

The Macedonian Government (“the Government”) were represented by their Agent, Mr K. Bogdanov.

The applicants complained that the courts’ orders extending their pre-trial detention did not contain concrete and sufficient reasons as required by Article 5 § 3 of the Convention.

On 12 January 2015 the Court received friendly settlement declarations signed by the parties under which the applicants agreed to waive any further claims against the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in respect of the facts giving rise to this application against an undertaking by the Government to pay 2,500 euros (EUR) to each applicant to cover any pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage, as well as to pay the applicants’ representative EUR 1,000 to cover costs and expenses, which will be converted into the national currency at the rate applicable on the date of payment. These sums will be payable within three months from the date of notification of the decision taken by the Court. The payment will constitute the final resolution of the case.


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