The case was successfully considered the complaints of the applicants in custody, that they were not provided with the opportunity to personally participate in the proceedings in the framework of civil proceedings in cases in which they were parties. The case has violated the requirements of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the right to a fair trial).
In 2014 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (five people) in custody complained that they had not been provided with the possibility of personal participation in the proceedings in civil proceedings in cases in which they were parties.
On June 14, 2018, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial), and ordered the respondent state to pay each applicant 1,500 euros as fair compensation.
ECHR judgment of June 14, 2018 in the case of Rumyantsev and Others (Rumyantsev and Others) v. Russia (applications N 40913/14, 49808/14, 68723/14, 76865/14 and 17708/15).