Application no. 18590/02 
by Dmitriy Mikhaylovich SHAPARENKO 
against Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights (Second Section), sitting on 10 May 2005 as a Chamber composed of:

Mr A.B. Baka, President
 Mr I. Cabral Barreto
 Mr V. Butkevych
 Mrs A. Mularoni
 Mrs E. Fura-Sandström
 Ms D. Jočienė, 
 Mr D. Popović, judges,

and Mrs S. Dollé, Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 17 April 2002,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Dmitriy Mikhaylovich Shaparenko, is a Ukrainian national, who was born in 1953 and currently resides in Belitskoye, the Donetsk Region. The applicant is a former employee of a State company, the “Belitskaya Mine” (the “BM”).

The facts of the case, as submitted by the parties, may be summarised as follows.

In February 2000 the applicant instituted proceedings in the Dobropolsky City Court against the BM, seeking compensation for injuries caused to him by an industrial accident.

On 27 December 2000 the Dobropolsky City Court ordered the BM to pay the applicant UAH 13,879.441 in compensation.

Between 14 April 2000 and 30 May 2002 the applicant was paid UAH 4,707.382 in partial execution of the judgment.

On 4, 12 April and 8 May 2002, the Dobropolsky City Execution Service and the Donetsk Regional Department of Justice informed the applicant that the judgment could not be enforced due to the moratorium imposed on the sale of the BM's property and its lack of funds.


The applicant originally complained about the non-execution of the judgment of the Dobropolsky City Court of 20 March 2000 given in his favour. He relied on Articles 6 § 1 of the Convention and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1.


Notice of the application was given to the Government on 9 September 2004. They submitted their observations on the admissibility and merits of the applicant's complaints on 3 December 2004. The applicant was requested to submit his observations before 16 February 2005, but failed to do so. Moreover, he failed to respond to the communications from the Registry of the Court, the last of which was a registered letter dated 9 March 2005 warning the applicant of the possibility that his case might be struck out of the Court's list if he failed to respond. The applicant received this letter personally on 26 March 2005. However, the Registry did not receive any reply to it.

Having regard to Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, the Court concludes that the applicant does not intend to pursue his application. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 37 § 1 in fine, the Court finds no special circumstances regarding respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and its protocols which require the examination of this application to be continued. Accordingly, the application of Article 29 § 3 of the Convention to the case should also be discontinued.

For these reasons, the Court unanimously

Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.

S. Dollé A.B. Baka 
 Registrar President

1.  EUR 2,740.25.

2.  EUR 908.37.