The applicants successfully complained about the fact that they were not provided with the possibility of personal participation in the consideration of civil disputes to which they were parties. The case involved violations of the requirements of article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2009, 2012 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 (five persons) who were in custody during the period relevant to the circumstances of the case complained that they were not provided with the possibility of personal participation in the consideration of civil disputes to which they were parties.
On 6 July 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) and ordered the respondent State to pay each applicant 1,500 euros as compensation for moral damage.
The ECHR judgment of 6 July 2017 in the case of Chepinoga and Others v. Russia (аpplications N 48836/09, 41652/12, 27066/13, 19691/14 and 35134/14).