The ECHR judgment of 7 November 2017 in the case of Vorokov and Others v. Russia (applications no. 76648/12, 15473/13, 18775/13, 19179/13, 19237/13, 19422/13, 19541 / 13, 23177/13, 58441/13, and 60167/13).
The applicants successfully complained about the fact that the courts of the Russian Federation satisfied the requests of the government authorities to extend the deadline for filing appeal appeals, as a result of which the decisions in favor of the applicants were quashed, violated their right to a fair trial, the applicants also complained , that there was a violation of property rights. The case involved a violation of Article 6 (1) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2012 and 2013, 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 (51 persons) complained that the courts of the Russian Federation had satisfied with the requests of the state body to extend the time for filing appeal appeals, as a result of which the decisions in favor of the applicants were quashed, violating their right to a fair trial. The applicants also complained that there had been a violation of the property right.
On 7 November 2017, on the complaints submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in the present case the Government violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) and that there is no need to consider a complaint under Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 right to protection of property), deciding that the establishment of a fact of a violation of the Convention would in itself constitute sufficient compensation.