Application no. 22515/03 
against Greece

The European Court of Human Rights, sitting on 10 November 2005 as a Chamber composed of

Mr P. Lorenzen, President
 Mr C.L. Rozakis
 Mrs N. Vajić
 Mrs S. Botoucharova
 Mr A. Kovler
 Mrs E. Steiner, 
 Mr S.E. Jebens, judges
and Mr S. Nielsen, Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 4 July 2003,

Having regard to the observations submitted by the respondent Government and the applicant’s wish to withdraw his application,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Ilias Kampouridis, is a Greek national, who was born in 1965 and lives in Kavala. He was represented before the Court by Mr S. Tsakyrakis, a lawyer practising in Athens. The respondent Government were represented by the delegates of their Agent, Mr S. Spyropoulos, Senior Adviser at the State Legal Council, and Mr I. Bakopoulos, Legal Assistant at the State Legal Council.

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

On 11 and 12 November 2000, the applicant sat the exam for admission to the National School of Judges. He was successful and registered on 3 May 2001.

In the meantime, on 30 June 2000, the applicant had requested the First Instance Court of Kavala for a character certificate as it is prescribed by the domestic legislation on the necessary criteria for the appointment of a person to a judicial post.

On 25 June 2001 the director of the School revoked the applicant’s registration. The applicant was informed that the First Instance Court of Kavala sitting in council had expressed reservations on the applicant’s character (ruling no. 20/2000).

On 10 September 2001, the applicant appealed against this decision to the Thrace Court of Appeal. On 28 January 2002, the Court of Appeal rejected the appeal as inadmissible on the ground that the law did not provide for an appeal in such cases (decision no. 1/2002). On 20 March 2002, the applicant appealed to the Court of Cassation. On 24 April 2002, the Court of Cassation dismissed his appeal because it did not formally constitute an appeal against a judgment (decision no. 123/2002).

In the meantime, on 18 June 2001, the applicant had already lodged with the Supreme Administrative Court an application for judicial review of the act of the director of the National School of Judges revoking his registration and expelling him from the school.

On 13 January 2003, the Supreme Administrative Court rejected his application (decision no 212/2003).


The applicant complained under Articles 3, 6, 8 and 13 of the Convention about the revocation of his admission to the National School of Judges.


On 21 April 2005 the applicant informed the Registry that he wished to withdraw his application. He stated that by ruling no. 9/6.2.2004, the director of the National School of Judges granted him the right to enrol in it. Thus, the applicant asserted that he finds no reason to pursue his application.

The Government did not submit any comments in this respect.

In the light of the above, the Court concludes that the applicant does not intend pursuing his application, within the meaning of Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, and it finds no reasons of general interest concerning respect for human rights, within the meaning of the final sentence of Article 37 § 1, which would require the continued examination of the case.

For these reasons, the Court unanimously

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

Søren Nielsen Peer Lorenzen  
 Registrar President