The ECHR judgment of March 26, 2019 in the case of Makarova and Others v. Russia (Makarova and Others v. Russia) (applications N 53545/13, 56703/13).
In 2013, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were combined and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications of unlawful and disproportionate interference with the right to freedom of expression, as well as the absence of representatives of the prosecution at the administrative hearings against the applicants.
In their applications, the applicants complained that there had been an unlawful and disproportionate interference with their right to freedom of expression. The applicants also complained about the absence of representatives of the prosecution at the administrative hearings against them.
On March 26, 2019, according to the applications submitted 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), Article 11 of the Convention (right to freedom of assembly and association), and ordered the respondent Government to pay each of the applicants EUR 9,800 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.