Decision of Court (Third Section Committee), April 21, 2015 (case PETROFF v. ROMANIA)

Resolution DateApril 21, 2015
Issuing OrganizationCourt (Third Section Committee)



Application no. 31935/11Ştefan Octavian PETROFFagainst Romania

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

Ján Šikuta, President, Iulia Antoanella Motoc, Branko Lubarda, judges,and Marialena Tsirli, Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 16 May 2011,

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

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Ştefan Octavian Petroff, is a Romanian national, who was born in 1944 and lives in Bucharest.

The Romanian Government (“the Government”) were represented by their Agent, Ms C. Brumar, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The applicant complained under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention about the length of the civil proceedings in which he was involved. The complaint was communicated to the Government on 26 August 2014.

On 24 October 2014 and 14 January 2015 the Court received friendly settlement declarations signed by the parties under which the applicant agreed to waive any further claims against Romania in respect of the facts giving rise to this application against an undertaking by the Government to pay him EUR 900 (nine hundred euros) to cover any pecuniary and non‑pecuniary damage as well as costs and expenses, which will be converted into Romanian lei at the rate applicable on the date of payment, and will be free of any taxes that may be applicable. The amount will be payable within three months from the date...

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