The ECHR judgment of January 08, 2019 in the case of “Nikotin v. Russia (Nikotin v. Russia)” (complaint No. 80251/13).
The case has successfully examined a complaint about a violation of the right to a fair trial in a criminal case. The case has violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013, the applicant was assisted in preparing the complaint. Subsequently, the complaint was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the Applicant complained that his right to a fair trial was violated due to the allegations by one of the members of the jury that the mother of the deceased had a constant conversation with the jury during breaks in the trial, have not been properly addressed.
On January 8, 2019, on a complaint filed by the applicant, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant EUR 1,000 in respect of costs and expenses costs.