Application No. 12084/86
by G.D.
against the United Kingdom


        The European Commission of Human Rights sitting in private on
13 March 1989, the following members being present:

                MM.  C.A. NØRGAARD, President
                     S. TRECHSEL
                     F. ERMACORA
                     G. SPERDUTI
                     E. BUSUTTIL
                     A.S. GÖZÜBÜYÜK
                     A. WEITZEL
                     J.C. SOYER
                     H.G. SCHERMERS
                     H. DANELIUS
                     G. BATLINER
                     J. CAMPINOS
                     H. VANDENBERGHE
                Mrs.  G.H. THUNE
                Sir  Basil HALL
                MM.  F. MARTINEZ
                     C.L. ROZAKIS
                Mrs.  J. LIDDY
                Mr.  L. LOUCAIDES

                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 30 May 1985
by G.D. against the United Kingdom and registered on 3 April
1986 under file No. 12084/86;


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12084/86


        Having regard to:

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

-       the Commission's decision of 18 July 1986 to bring the
        application to the notice of the respondent Government
        and invite them to submit written observations on its
        admissibility and merits ;

     -  the information provided by the applicant's representative
        on 24 February 1989 ;

     -  confirmation of that information by the respondent Government
        on 28 February 1989 ;

        Having deliberated;

        Decides as follows:
THE FACTS

        The applicant is a British citizen, born in 1939 in Jersey.
He is a financial adviser and lives in Oxfordshire.  He is represented
before the Commission by Mr.  D. Lequesne, a lawyer with Messrs.
Viberts, Advocates, St.  Helier, Jersey.

        The applicant complained to the Commission about the length of
criminal proceedings against him (eight years and three months), which
were eventually abandoned.  He claimed to be a victim of a violation
of Articles 6, 8 and 14 of the Convention.


PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COMMISSION

        The application was introduced on 30 May 1985 and registered
on 3 April 1986.  After a preliminary examination of the case by the
Rapporteur, the Commission considered the admissibility of the
application on 18 July 1986.  It decided to give notice of the
application to the respondent Government, pursuant to Rule 42 para. 2
(b) of its Rules of Procedure, and to invite the parties to submit
their written observations on admissibility and merits.  However,
rather than submitting such observations, on 27 October 1986 the
Government requested the Commission's assistance in seeking a
satisfactory settlement of the applicant's complaints.  There then
followed lengthy exchanges between the parties through the Commission,
as well as direct negotiations between the applicant's representative
and the Attorney General of Jersey.  On 24 February 1989 the
applicant's representative informed the Commission that the case had
been settled.  He confirmed on 28 February 1989 his client's wish to
withdraw the case.  That same day the Government also confirmed that a
satisfactory financial agreement had been reached between the parties.


REASONS FOR THE DECISION

        The Commission notes that the parties have now reached a
satisfactory financial settlement and that the applicant wishes to
withdraw his application.  It finds no reasons of a general character
affecting the observance of the Convention which require retention of
the application.  Accordingly the Commission accedes to the
applicant's request to withdraw his case.

        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)