The ECHR judgment of 20 March 2018 in the case of Igranov and Others v. Russia (applications N 42399/13, 24051/14, 36747/14, 60710/14, 3741/15, 7615/15, 24303 / 15, 24307/15 and 24605/15).
The case successfully examined the complaints of the applicants who were at the appropriate time in places of deprivation of liberty, the fact that they were not provided with the possibility of personal participation in the consideration of their cases in civil proceedings, the applicants also claimed that there were structural problems on this issue. There has been a violation of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, the applicants were assisted in the preparation of applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (nine people) who were at the appropriate time in places of deprivation of liberty complained that they had not been provided with the opportunity to participate personally in the consideration of their cases in civil proceedings. The applicants also claimed that there were structural problems with this issue.
On 20 March 2018, on the complaints submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial), rejected the requirement for a "pilot" order and ordered the respondent State to pay six applicants for EUR 1,500 in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The special opinion was expressed by H. Keller (elected from Switzerland), having justified the need to adopt a "pilot" resolution on the case under consideration, having gone in this situation in the context of the opinions of her colleagues.