Application No. 11054/84
by Nurjahan ISSOP
against the United Kingdom


        The European Commission of Human Rights sitting in private on
13 July 1987, the following members being present:

                   MM. C.A. NØRGAARD, President
                        J.A. FROWEIN
                        S. TRECHSEL
                        F. ERMACORA
                        E. BUSUTTIL
                        G. JÖRUNDSSON
                        A.S. GÖZÜBÜYÜK
                        A. WEITZEL
                        J.C. SOYER
                        H.G. SCHERMERS
                        H. DANELIUS
                        G. BATLINER
                   Mrs.  G.H. THUNE
                   Sir  Basil HALL
                        C.L. ROZAKIS
                   Mrs.  J. LIDDY

                   Mr.  H.C. KRÜGER, Secretary to the Commission


        Having regard to Article 25 of the Convention for the
Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;

        Having regard to the application introduced on 12 March 1984
by Nurjahan ISSOP against the United Kingdom and registered on
23 July 1984 under file No. 11054/84;

        Having regard to:

-       the reports provided for in Rule 40 of the Rules of Procedure
        of the Commission;

-       the Commission's decision of 11 March 1985 to bring the
        application to the notice of the respondent Government without
        requesting the parties' observations at that stage pending the
        outcome of the test case of Mmes.  Adbulziz, Cabales and
        Balkandali v. the United Kingdom;

-       the information provided by the Government on 16 April 1986
        and 28 April 1987;

-       the information provided by the applicant on 29 May 1986 and
        29 April 1987;

        Having deliberated;

        Decides as follows:

THE FACTS

        The applicant is a British Overseas Citizen, born in Tanzania
in 1960.  She is represented before the Commission by Messrs.
Ramsbottom & Co., Solicitors, Lancashire.

        The applicant originally complained to the Commission of the
refusal of entry clearance to her Indian fiancé to join her in the
United Kingdom with a view to marriage.  She had invoked Articles 12
and 14 of the Convention.


PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COMMISSION

        Following the communication of the application to the
respondent Government, pursuant to Rule 42 para. 2 (b) of the
Commission's Rules of Procedure, and the Commission's Report (12.5.83)
and the judgment (28.5.85) of the European Court of Human Rights
(Series A no. 94) in the test case of Mmes.  Abdulaziz, Cabales and
Balkandali v. the United Kingdom, the Government reviewed the
applicant's case.  On 16 April 1986 the Government informed the
Commission that entry clearance had been granted to the applicant's
fiancé.  The applicant's solicitors informed the Commission on 29 May
1986 that the applicant no longer wished to maintain her application
before the Commission, although a legal costs claim would be made
against the Government.  On 28 and 29 April 1987 the Government and
the applicant's solicitors respectively informed the Commission that
the question of legal costs had been settled between them.

REASONS FOR THE DECISION

        The Commission notes that the applicant's complaint has been
resolved by the entry clearance granted to her fiancé to join her in
the United Kingdom with a view to marriage, and that the applicant
does not wish to pursue the merits of the application further.  It
also notes the parties' agreement on legal costs.  The Commission
considers that there are no reasons of a general character affecting
the observance of the Convention which require the further examination
of the case.  The Commission, therefore, accedes to the withdrawal of
the application.

        For these reasons, the Commission

        DECIDES TO STRIKE THE APPLICATION OFF ITS LIST OF CASES.


Secretary to the Commission               President of the Commission



       (H.C. KRüGER)                             (C.A. NØRGAARD)