On 11 January 2018 The European Court of Human Rights published its decision on the case of “Sahakyan v. Armenia” (application no. 46664/10). Sitting as a Committee, the Court decided to strike the application out of its list of cases.
The applicant complained under Articles 6 and 13 of the Convention and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 about the length of proceedings in a suspended civil case and having no effective remedy in that respect and about the seizure of paintings belonging to him within the framework of a criminal investigation and having no effective access to court to protect his property rights.
On 14 September 2017 the applicant informed the Court that he wanted to withdraw the application because the matter had been resolved. In particular, the seizure imposed on the paintings had been lifted and the criminal case had been discontinued, which in its turn allowed a resumption of the suspended civil case.