The ECHR judgment of June 25, 2019 in the case of S.S. and Others v. The Russian Federation (applications Nos. 2236/16, 64042/17, 81344/17 and 4067/18).
In 2016, 2017 and 2018, applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were combined and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications that the authorities did not consider the applicants' arguments that they might be at risk of ill-treatment if expelled to their countries of origin, and the first applicant complained about inhuman conditions of detention. The case has violated the requirements of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In their applications, the applicants complained that the authorities had not examined their arguments that they could be ill-treated if expelled to their countries of origin. The first applicant complained of inhuman conditions of detention.
On 25 June 2019, following applications by the applicants, the Court unanimously decided that there would be a violation of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) if the applicants were deported to their countries of origin. The Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirements of Article 5 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) in respect of two applicants, and ordered the respondent Government to pay 5,000 euros to some applicants in respect of non-pecuniary damage.