ECHR judgment of January 15, 2019 in the case of “Hoofs v. Russia (Kopytok v. Russia)” (application N 48812/09).
The case has successfully considered an application about a violation of the right to use its property. 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 2009, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In her complaint, the Applicant complained of a violation of her right to use her property in connection with the fact that the courts of the Russian Federation found that third parties unrelated to her had the right to permanently use her property (apartment), of which she was a bona fide acquirer.
On January 15, 2019, on an application filed by the applicant, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirement of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention (the right to protect property) and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant 5,000 euros in as compensation for non-pecuniary damage.