The ECHR judgment of February 8, 2018 in the case of Kovalenko and Others v. Russia (applications N 63337/16, 64653/16, 67251/16, 77738/16, 1106/17, 1862/17 and 2745 / 17).
The case had successfully addressed complaints of inhuman conditions of detention, 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 (seven) complained of inhuman conditions of detention. Individual applicants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard.
On 8 February 2018, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in the present 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 43,700 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.