The ECHR judgment of February 22, 2018 in the case of Smirnov and Others v. Russia (applications no. 17883/16, 19624/16, 21838/16, 22411/16, 42277/16, 46855/16, 64466 / 16, 65233/16, 2224/17 and 4208/17).
In the case, the applicants' complaints of inhuman conditions of detention were successfully considered, some of the applicants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard. The case involved a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms with respect to all the applicants and Article 13 of the Convention in respect of certain applicants.
In 2016 and 2017, 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 (10 persons) complained of inhuman conditions of detention. Individual applicants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard.
On 22 February 2018, on the basis of the complaints submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirement of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) against all applicants, the requirement of Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective remedy) , and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants EUR 50,800 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.