In the case of Vogt v. Germany (1),

        The European Court of Human Rights, sitting, in accordance with
Rule 51 of Rules of Court A (2), as a Grand Chamber composed of the
following judges:

        Mr  R. Ryssdal, President,
        Mr  R. Bernhardt,
        Mr  F. Gölcüklü,
        Mr  F. Matscher,
        Mr  L.-E. Pettiti,
        Mr  R. Macdonald,
        Mr  A. Spielmann,
        Mr  J. De Meyer,
        Mr  S.K. Martens,
        Mrs E. Palm,
        Mr  I. Foighel,
        Mr  A.N. Loizou,
        Mr  J.M. Morenilla,
        Mr  M.A. Lopes Rocha,
        Mr  G. Mifsud Bonnici,
        Mr  D. Gotchev,
        Mr  P. Jambrek,
        Mr  K. Jungwiert,
        Mr  P. Kuris,

and also of Mr H. Petzold, Registrar,

        Having deliberated in private on 29 August 1996,

        Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on that
date:
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Notes by the Registrar

1.  The case is numbered 7/1994/454/535.  The first number is the
case's position on the list of cases referred to the Court in the
relevant year (second number).  The last two numbers indicate the
case's position on the list of cases referred to the Court since its
creation and on the list of the corresponding originating applications
to the Commission.

2.  Rules A apply to all cases referred to the Court before the entry
into force of Protocol No. 9 (P9) (1 October 1994) and thereafter only
to cases concerning States not bound by that Protocol (P9).  They
correspond to the Rules that came into force on 1 January 1983, as
amended several times subsequently.
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PROCEDURE AND FACTS

1.      The case was referred to the Court by the European Commission
of Human Rights ("the Commission") on 11 March 1994 and by the German
Government ("the Government") on 29 March 1994, within the three-month
period laid down by Article 32 para. 1 and Article 47 (art. 32-1,
art. 47) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and
Fundamental Freedoms ("the Convention").  It originated in an
application (no. 17851/91) against the Federal Republic of Germany
lodged with the Commission under Article 25 (art. 25) by a German
national, Mrs Dorothea Vogt, on 13 February 1991.

2.      In its judgment of 26 September 1995 ("the principal judgment",
Series A no. 323), the Court held that Mrs Vogt's dismissal from her
post as a teacher with civil-servant status in the employ of the Land
of Lower Saxony on account of her political activities as a member of
the German Communist Party had breached Article 10 (art. 10) (freedom
of expression) and Article 11 (art. 11) (freedom of association) of the
Convention (ibid., pp. 22-31, paras. 41-68, and points 1-4 of the
operative provisions).  The Court also decided that it was not
necessary to consider the case under Article 14 of the Convention,
taken in conjunction with Article 10 (art. 14+10) (ibid., p. 31,
paras. 69-70, and point 5 of the operative provisions).

3.      As the question of the application of Article 50 (art. 50) was
not ready for decision, the Court reserved it and invited the
Government and the applicant to submit their written observations on
the matter within the next six months and, in particular, to notify the
Court of any agreement they might reach (ibid., p. 32, para. 74, and
point 6 of the operative provisions).

4.      On 21 March 1996 the Agent of the Government informed the
Registrar of the state of their negotiations with the applicant and
asked the Court to assist them in their efforts to resolve the issue
of just satisfaction.  In telephone conversations with the Registrar,
subsequently confirmed by a letter of 29 April 1996, the applicant's
lawyers endorsed the above request.

        By an order of 10 April 1996 the President authorised the
Registrar to put himself at the disposal of the Government and the
applicant with a view to achieving a friendly settlement of this aspect
of the case.

5.      At the request of the Registrar, the applicant's lawyers and
the Agent of the Government sent him - on 29 April and 3 June 1996
respectively - a summary of the outcome of their negotiations and a
list of the points still in issue.

6.      On 10 June 1996 the Registrar invited the Government's and the
applicant's representatives to meet him in order to try to reach a
friendly settlement of the question of the application of Article 50
of the Convention (art. 50).

        The meeting took place in the Human Rights Building,
Strasbourg, on 20 June 1996.  The participants, in addition to the
Registrar, assisted by Ms M. Keller, a legal officer in the registry,
were:

        (a) for the Government: Mr J. Meyer-Ladewig,
        Ministerialdirigent, Agent, assisted by Mr B. Feuerherm,
        Ministerialrat, representing the Land of Lower Saxony;

        (b) for the applicant, present in person: Mr K. Dammann and
        Mr O. Jäckel, Rechtsanwälte.

        At the end of the meeting the representatives agreed on the
terms of a friendly settlement, the written and signed text of which
was sent to the Registrar by Mr Dammann on 19 July 1996.

7.      The settlement reads as follows (translation from German):

                              "SETTLEMENT

        The basis of the following settlement is the judgment of the
        European Court of Human Rights ("the Court") of
        26 September 1995 in the case of Vogt v. Germany
        (7/1994/454/535), in which it was held that the dismissal from
        the education service of Lower Saxony, following disciplinary
        proceedings, of Dorothea Vogt, a teacher, on account of her
        political activities for the German Communist Party
        contravened Articles 10 and 11 (art. 10, art. 11) of the
        Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental
        Freedoms ("the Convention").  On the basis of this judgment,
        the participants in the proceedings - the Government of the
        Federal Republic of Germany, represented by their Agent,
        Mr Meyer-Ladewig, Ministerialdirigent, and Mrs Vogt,
        represented by her lawyers Mr Dammann and Mr Jäckel - have
        reached the following settlement, which finally resolves the
        dispute over Mrs Vogt's claim under Article 50 of the
        Convention (art. 50).  This settlement was reached in
        Strasbourg on 20 June 1996 with the agreement of the Land of
        Lower Saxony, represented by Mr Feuerherm, Ministerialrat, and
        the assistance of the Registrar of the Court, Mr Petzold.

        1.  Mrs Vogt is to receive DEM 117,639.55 from the Land of
        Lower Saxony as compensation for the loss of part of her
        salary during the disciplinary proceedings and for the loss of
        the whole of it after dismissal from her job.

        2.  With regard to seniority, Mrs Vogt will be deemed by the
        Land of Lower Saxony to have reached the fourteenth and final
        step in salary grade A13 in November 1996.

        3.  In connection with Mrs Vogt's claim as regards pension
        rights, the Land of Lower Saxony declares that it is willing
        to recognise the period between 31 October 1989 and
        31 January 1991 as a period of pensionable service by her as
        a civil servant.

        4.  The Land of Lower Saxony is to pay Mrs Vogt the sum of
        DEM 60,000 as compensation for non-pecuniary damage.

        5.  Mrs Vogt is to receive DEM 40,000 from the Land of
        Lower Saxony in respect of the costs incurred both in the
        domestic proceedings and before the Convention institutions,
        the Commission and the Court.

        6.  The Land of Lower Saxony is to pay Mrs Vogt DEM 5,000 in
        respect of expenses incurred by her between the start of the
        preliminary disciplinary investigation and the hearing before
        the Court.

        7.  All Mrs Vogt's claims for compensation against the
        Federal Republic of Germany, the Land of Lower Saxony and any
        other authority in the Federal Republic in connection with her
        dismissal from the education service of Lower Saxony are
        extinguished by the compensation itemised above, totalling
        DEM 222,639.55.

        8.  The participants undertake to inform the Court forthwith
        of the agreement reached regarding compensation for Mrs Vogt.

        Bonn, 2 July 1996
                      Meyer-Ladewig
                      (Agent of the Government of the Federal Republic
                      of Germany)

        Hanover, 27 June 1996
                      Feuerherm
                      (Representative of the Land of Lower Saxony)

        Hamburg, 19 July 1996
                      Dammann
                      (Authorised agent of Mrs Vogt)

        Wiesbaden, 11 July 1996
                      Jäckel
                      (Authorised agent of Mrs Vogt)"

8.      The Delegate of the Commission, when consulted, made it known
on 23 August 1996 that he had no comment to make.

AS TO THE LAW

9.      Article 50 of the Convention (art. 50) provides:

        "If the Court finds that a decision or a measure taken by a
        legal authority or any other authority of a High Contracting
        Party is completely or partially in conflict with the
        obligations arising from the ... Convention, and if the
        internal law of the said Party allows only partial reparation
        to be made for the consequences of this decision or measure,
        the decision of the Court shall, if necessary, afford just
        satisfaction to the injured party."

10.     Since the principal judgment of 26 September 1995 the Court has
been notified of a friendly settlement reached between the Government
and the applicant in respect of the latter's claims under Article 50
(art. 50).  Having regard to the terms agreed and to the fact that the
Delegate of the Commission had no comment to make, the Court finds that
the settlement reached is equitable within the meaning of
Rule 54 para. 4 of Rules of Court A.  Accordingly, the Court takes
formal note of the settlement and concludes that it would be
appropriate to strike the case out of the list pursuant to that Rule.

FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT UNANIMOUSLY

        Decides to strike the case out of the list.

        Done in English and in French, and notified in writing under
Rule 55 para. 2, second sub-paragraph, of Rules of Court A on
2 September 1996.

Signed: Rolv RYSSDAL
        President

Signed: Herbert PETZOLD
        Registrar