The ECHR judgment of January 22, 2019 in the case of Kukurkhoyeva and Others v. Russia (Kukurkhoyeva and Others v. Russia) (applications N 50556/08, 51029/08, 22667/09, 43706/09, 66394/10, 5691 / 11, 59117/11, 65052/11, 70640/1, 59203/13).
The case has successfully examined applications that the applicants' relatives disappeared after their alleged detention by State agents and that no effective investigation into these circumstances was conducted. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 2, 3, 5, 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants, living at the time of the events in the Chechen Republic or in the Republic of Ingushetia, complained that their relatives disappeared after their alleged detention by State agents and that an effective investigation into these circumstances was not carried out.
On January 22, 2019, following applications by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Articles 2 of the Convention (the right to life) in its substantive and procedural aspects, 3 (prohibition of torture), 5 The Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) in respect of individual complaints, as well as Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention in respect of all complaints, and Article 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention in respect of certain complaints. The Court ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicants' relatives a total of EUR 800,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage and 95,000 in respect of pecuniary damage.