The ECHR judgment of February 21, 2019 in the case of Shepelev and Bukin v. Russia (Shepelev and Bukin v. Russia) (applications N 56859/13, 15646/17).
The case has successfully examined applications about the failure to personally participate in proceedings in civil proceedings in cases in which the applicants were parties. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013 and 2017, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants complained that they had not been given the opportunity to personally participate in civil proceedings in cases in which they were parties, because the courts had not notified them of the hearings in a timely and proper manner.
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 the first applicant EUR 2,600, and the second - EUR 2,000 in just satisfaction.