The ECHR judgment of 20 February 2018 in the case "H. (X.) v. Russian Federation" (application No. 3150/15).
The applicant successfully complained that his forced admission to a psychiatric hospital was not legal, because he had no proper grounds and there were other procedural omissions during the judicial consideration of this issue. The case involved a violation of the requirements of article 5, paragraph 1, of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2015, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the applicant complained that his compulsory admission to a psychiatric hospital was not legal, since he had no proper grounds and there were other procedural omissions in the course of judicial consideration of this issue.
On 20 February 2018, on a complaint lodged by the applicant, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirement of Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person) and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicant EUR 7,500 in respect of moral harm.