The ECHR judgment of 08 October 2019 in the case of Shcherbakov v. Russia (application No. 49506/12).
In 2012, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined the application that the case against the applicant was not examined by an independent and impartial court. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In his application, the applicant complained that his case had not been examined by an independent and impartial court. In this regard, he pointed out a jury violation of the secrecy of the meetings, arguing that consultations were held between some jurors and the assistant judge. He also claimed that the trial judge put pressure on the jury.
On 08 October 2019, in an application lodged by the applicant, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) and that the finding of a violation constitutes sufficient just satisfaction for non-pecuniary damage to the applicant.