The ECHR judgment of May 21, 2019 in the case of “Ledentsov v. The Russian Federation” (application No. 47283/09).
In 2009, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
The case successfully examined the application about the lack of impartiality of the court when considering the case against the applicant, as well as the fact that the court referred to the witnesses given by them earlier during the investigation, which the applicant could not question in person. The case has violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in connection with the lack of impartiality of the court.
In his application, the applicant complained that the trial judge had not been impartial in his case, and that the trial court had referred to the statements of five witnesses that they had previously given during the investigation, which the applicant could not question in person.
On May 21, 2019, on an application filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) due to the lack of impartiality of the trial court and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant EUR 7,800 in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 1,000 in respect of costs and expenses.