In the case, the applicants successfully complained about the failure to comply with the decisions of the courts of the Russian Federation or the delay in their execution. The case involved violations of the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6 and Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention.
In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2013, 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 (nine persons) complained of non-enforcement of the decisions of the courts of the Russian Federation or of delay in their execution. The applicants also argued that they did not have an effective domestic remedy in this regard.
On 6 July 2017, on the basis of the complaints submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in the present case the Government violated the requirements of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial), Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (right to property protection) , and having determined that there is no need to consider a complaint under Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy), the respondent Government ordered the applicants to pay the applicants 35,100 euros in compensation and pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts from 2,500 to 6,000 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 6 July 2017 in the case of Shmatko and Others v. Russia (аpplications No. 20857/05, 9680/06, 23211/06, 24314/07, 2639/10, 28294 / 13 and 78568/13).