ECHR judgment of November 13, 2018 in the case of Paul and Borodin (Russian Federation) (application No. 28508/14).
The case was successfully considered the application of the applicants on the illegal extension by the courts of the term for filing an appeal. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2014, claimants were assisted in preparing a application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their application, the applicants complained that the illegal extension by the domestic courts of the time limit for filing an appeal had led to the annulment of the decision in their favor.
On November 13, 2018, on the application submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial). The European Court decided that the finding of a violation of the Convention is in itself a sufficient form of compensation.