The ECHR judgment of December 17, 2019 in the case of “Vakhromeyev and Petrov v. The Russian Federation” (applications Nos. 19813/16 and 50781/16).
In 2016, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were united and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications about the applicants' inability to personally examine witnesses at the hearing. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 and subparagraph “d” of paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in respect of the first applicant.
In their applications, the applicants complained that at the hearing they could not question witnesses personally.
On December 17, 2019, in respect of the applications submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirements of paragraph 1 and subparagraph “d” of paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) in respect of the first applicant, and ordered the respondent Government to pay the first applicant EUR 1,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.