In the case, the applicants' complaints on inhuman conditions in places of serving their sentences and on the lack of an effective domestic remedy were successfully considered. The case involved violations of the requirements of Article 3 and Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2013 and 2014, the applicants were assisted in the preparation of аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (six persons) complained of inhuman conditions of detention in places of serving their sentence. Some claimants also referred to the lack of an effective domestic remedy in this regard.
On 20 July 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) against all the applicants, Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective domestic remedy) with respect to of some applicants and ordered the respondent State to pay applicants 47,300 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts ranging from 3,200 to 15,800 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 20 July 2017 in the case of Vilkov and Others v. Russia (аpplications No. 38884/13, 44253/13, 47807/14, 56597/14, 56739/14 and 56740 / 14).