ECHR judgment of October 15, 2019 in the case of Grama and Dirul v. Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation (applications Nos. 28432/06 and 5665/07).
In 2006 and 2007, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In the case, applications about the confiscation of the applicants' cars and the imposition of fines on them, which constituted unlawful interference with their property right, were successfully considered. The case has violated the requirements of Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In their applications, the applicants complained that the confiscation of their cars and the imposition of fines on them constituted unlawful interference with their property rights.
On October 15, 2019, in response to applications submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirement of Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective remedy), Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention (right to protect property), and ordered the authorities of the Russian Federation to pay the first applicant EUR 3,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage, EUR 5 in respect of pecuniary damage, and also the second applicant EUR 3,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage, EUR 8 per as compensation for material damage. The European Court unanimously decided that the authorities of the Republic of Moldova did not commit a violation of any provision of the Convention.