The ECHR judgment of January 22, 2019 in the case of Anankin and Others v. Russia (Anankin and Others v. Russia) (application No. 79757/12).
In 2012, the applicants were assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In the case, an application about a prolonged non-enforcement of court decisions was successfully considered. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In their application, the Applicants (50 people), who were former military servicemen who received final court decisions obliging military units to provide them with housing before being dismissed from military service, complained about the prolonged failure to enforce these court decisions.
On January 22, 2019, on an application filed by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention (right to protect property) in respect of those applicants in cases of which the authorities of the Russian Federation did not submit unilateral declarations. The European Court ordered the respondent Government to pay four thousand euros to each of the applicants for whose complaints no unilateral declarations were submitted, in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The remaining applicants must receive compensation in the amount indicated in the unilateral declarations on their cases (from 1,980 to 6,500 euros).