CASE OF SWEDISH TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION v. SWEDEN
(Application no. 53507/99)
18 July 2006
This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.
In the case of Swedish Transport Workers Union v. Sweden,
The European Court of Human Rights (Second Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of:
Mr J.-P. Costa,
Mr A.B. Baka,
Mr I. Cabral Barreto,
Mr M. Ugrekhelidze,
Mrs A. Mularoni,
Mrs E. Fura-Sandström,
Ms D. Jočienė, judges,
and Mrs S. Dollé, Section Registrar,
Having deliberated in private on 30 November 2004 and on 27 June 2006,
Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on the last mentioned date:
6. The applicant and the Government each filed observations on the merits and the question of just satisfaction under Article 41 of the Convention (Rule 60). Subsequently, the Government requested the Court to strike the application out of its list of cases.
THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE
“Companies which are bound by this collective agreement and hire a contractor must draw up a separate contract with the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union¹. ...
[Footnote 1: Distribution work on foot, by bicycle or by car may not be carried out by contractors.]”
APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 37 OF THE CONVENTION
A. The Government’s invitation to the Court to strike the case out and the applicant’s objections thereto
“1. The Court may at any stage of the proceedings decide to strike an application out of its list of cases where the circumstances lead to the conclusion that ...
(b) the matter has been resolved; or
(c) for any other reason established by the Court, it is no longer justified to continue the examination of the application.
However, the Court shall continue the examination of the application if respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and the Protocols thereto so requires.”
B. The Court’s assessment
FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT UNANIMOUSLY
Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.
Done in English, and notified in writing on 18 July 2006, pursuant to Rule 77 §§ 2 and 3 of the Rules of Court.
S. Dollé J.-P. Costa