The ECHR judgment of September 24, 2019 in the case of Ganatova and Others v. Russia (application N 44776/09 and nine other applications).
In 2009, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications that the applicants' close relatives disappeared after they were allegedly illegally detained during special operations, and that there was no effective investigation into this circumstance. The case has violated the requirements of Article 2, paragraph 1 of Article 5, Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as well as Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention.
In their applications, the applicants complained that their close relatives disappeared after they were allegedly illegally detained during special operations. The applicants also complained that there had been no effective investigation into this circumstance.
On September 24, 2019, according to the applications submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Articles 2 (the right to life) and 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in respect of the applicants' relatives, Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (right liberty and security of person), 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention, Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention (the right to protection of property), and obliged the authorities of the vetchika pay the applicants various sums from 68 850 to 94 850 euros as compensation of all kinds.