The ECHR judgment of February 8, 2018 in the Smirnov and Others case against the Russian Federation (applications N 5058/17, 8567/17, 10075/17, 10082/17, 10104/17, 10280/17, 20936 / 17, 26284/17 and 26571/17).
Complaints on inhuman conditions of detention were successfully handled in the case, as well as the fact 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 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 (nine) complained of inhuman conditions of detention. Some 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 56,100 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.