ECHR judgment of March 12, 2019 in the case of Makhmudova and Others v. Russia (applications Makhmudova and Others v. Russia) (applications N 22983/10, 52064/11, 52173/11, 69462/11, 73948/11, 7214 / 12, 46621/12, 66877/12, 71672/12, 23115/13).
In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In the case, the applicants' applications that their relatives disappeared presumably after being detained by State agents and that an effective investigation of this circumstance were not successfully examined. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 2 in its substantive, procedural and legal aspects, 3, 5 and 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention, as well as Article 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention in respect of certain complaints.
In their applications, the applicants, who at the time of the events in question were living in the Chechen Republic, complained that their relatives had disappeared allegedly after being detained by State agents and that there had been no effective investigation into this.
On March 12, 2019, following applications by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements 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) and Convention 13 (right to an effective domestic remedy) in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention (right to life), as well as 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 790,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage and 165,500 in respect of pecuniary damage.