The ECHR judgment of 08 October 2019 in the case of “S.B. and S.Z. (S.B. and S.Z.) v. Russia” (applications N 65122/17 and 13280/18).
In 2017 and 2018, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications about the authorities 'failure to examine the applicants' allegations that they might be at risk of ill-treatment if expelled to their countries of origin. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in respect of one applicant, and there will also be a violation of the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in respect of the second applicant if he is sent to his country of origin.
In their applications, the applicants complained that the authorities had not examined their allegation that they might be ill-treated if they were expelled to their countries of origin.
On October 08, 2019, in the applications submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously decided that there would be a violation of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) if S.Z. will be deported to his country of origin, and that the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention in respect of S.B. The Court considers that the finding of a violation in itself constitutes sufficient just satisfaction in respect of non-pecuniary damage.