The ECHR judgment of September 17, 2019 in the case “Berzan and Others v. The Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation” (application No. 56618/08 and nine other applications).
In 2008, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications of unlawful deprivation of liberty by the authorities of the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3, paragraph 1 of Article 5, Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In their applications, the applicants (11 people) complained about the unlawful deprivation of their freedom by the authorities of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic.
On September 17, 2019, according to the applications submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled that the Government violated the requirements of Article 3 (prohibition of torture), Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person), Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective domestic remedy) in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention and that the authorities of the Republic of Moldova did not commit any violation of the Convention. The Court awarded the applicants, in respect of non-pecuniary damage and costs and expenses, the amounts indicated in a separate appendix to the judgment.