The ECHR judgment of February 21, 2019 in the case of Alekseyev and Others v. Russia (Alekseyev and Others v. Russia) (applications N 24816/17, 28134/17, 43005/17, 46670/17 and 72309/17).
The case has successfully examined the applicants' applications in custody about the excessive length of their pre-trial detention and that they were not provided with the opportunity to personally participate in court hearings during civil proceedings in cases to which they were parties. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 3 of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2017, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants in custody complained that they were not provided with the opportunity to personally participate in court hearings in civil proceedings in cases of which they were parties.
On February 21, 2019, according to the applications submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) and ordered the respondent Government to pay EUR 2,000 to each applicant as fair compensation.