ECHR judgment of January 22, 2019 in the case of Tazuyeva and Others v. Russia (Tazuyeva and Others v. Russia) (applications N 36962/09, 37430/09, 43724/09, 35816/10, 54733/10, 24748 / 11, 29826/11, 34256/11, 42835/11 and 4887/14).
The case has successfully examined applications of the disappearance of the applicants' relatives after their alleged detention by State agents and the lack of an effective investigation into these circumstances. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 2, 3, 5, 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants, who were living in the Chechen Republic at the time of the events under consideration, complained that their relatives had disappeared after their alleged detention by State agents and that there had been no effective investigation into these circumstances.
On January 22, 2019, following applications by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirement of Articles 2 (the right to life) in its substantive and procedural aspects, 3 (prohibition of torture), 5 ( right to liberty and security of person), 13 of the Convention (right to an effective remedy) in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention (right to life) with respect to all complaints, and also article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective remedy) in conjunction with one hundred Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in respect of certain complaints. The Court ordered the respondent Government to pay a total of 600,000 euros to the applicants' relatives in respect of non-pecuniary damage and 86,700 in respect of pecuniary damage.