The ECHR judgment of October 15, 2019 in the case of Nerkasov v. Russia (application No. 18791/13).
In 2013, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined the application about the improper conditions of the applicant’s detention, his transportation to the court, his detention on the premises of the court, his transfer to the correctional colony, the applicant’s placement in a metal cage in the courtroom, the applicant’s lack of effective remedies in respect of the violations. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, article 13 in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In his application, the applicant complained about the conditions in which he was detained, transported to a court, kept in the premises of that court and transferred to a correctional colony. He also complained that he was placed in a metal cage in the courtroom during the criminal proceedings against him. Furthermore, the applicant alleged that he did not have an effective remedy in respect of the violations committed.
On October 15, 2019, in an application lodged by the applicant, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture), as well as Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective remedy) in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention, and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant 1,300 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.