The ECHR judgment of July 9, 2019 in the case of Volodina v. Russia (application No. 41261/17).
The case has successfully examined the application that the authorities of the Russian Federation did not fulfill their obligation to prevent, investigate and prosecute acts of domestic violence to which the applicant was subjected by her former cohabitant, and that there was no legal basis to combat discrimination against women on the basis of sex . In the case there was a violation of the requirements of Article 3, Article 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2017, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In her application, the applicant alleged that the authorities of the Russian Federation had not fulfilled their obligation to prevent, investigate and prosecute acts of domestic violence that she had suffered from her former cohabitant, and that there was no legal basis to combat discrimination against women on the basis of sex.
On July 9, 2019, following an application submitted by the applicant, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture), Article 14 of the Convention (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention, and five votes for “with two - against” he ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant EUR 20,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage, EUR 5,875 in respect of costs and expenses.