ECHR ruling dated October 16, 2018 in the case of Barkanov v. Russia (application No. 45825/11).
The case was successfully considered the complaint of the applicant about the impossibility of using the property belonging to him, seized by the authorities and transferred for storage to a third party with the withdrawal of the relevant documents. The case has violated the requirements of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2011, the complainant was assisted in preparing a application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the Complainant complained that he could not use his property (helicopter) for several years after the helicopter had been sealed by the authorities and transferred to a third party for storage, and the relevant documents were seized.
On 16 October 2018, according to the application filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention (protection of property), and ordered the respondent state to pay the applicant 6,500 euros in moral damages harm.