The case was successfully considered the complaint of the applicant that his forced placement in a psychiatric hospital was an unlawful deprivation of liberty. The case has violated the requirements of Article 5 § 1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2008, the complainant was assisted in preparing a аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the applicant, who lives in St. Petersburg, complained that his forced placement in a psychiatric hospital was an unlawful deprivation of liberty.
On April 4, 2017, on the complaint filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicant 1,500 euros non-pecuniary damage.
Decision of the ECHR of April 4, 2017 in the case of V.K. (V.K.) against the Russian Federation (аpplication No. 9139/08).