The ECHR judgment of July 9, 2019 in the case of Kostyuchenko v. The Russian Federation (application No. 6991/07).
The case has successfully examined the application that the court that examined the applicant’s case was not impartial, as he could not fully act freely in connection with the decision of the qualification collegium of judges. The case has violated article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2007, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In her application, the applicant, who had previously been a judge, complained that the court examining her case was not impartial, as he could not fully act freely in connection with the decision of the qualification collegium of judges.
On July 9, 2019, on an application filed by the applicant, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant 1,000 euros in quality compensation for non-pecuniary damage, EUR 2,600 in respect of costs and expenses.