In the case, the complaint on the failure to provide proper medical assistance to the applicant, the applicant's lack of an effective remedy was successfully considered. The case involved violation of the requirements of articles 3 and 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2012, the applicant was assisted in preparing the аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the applicant, who was serving a sentence, complained that he had not been provided with proper medical care, since no proper treatment for diseases associated with a significant deterioration of his sight was subsequently carried out, which was subsequently confirmed by a diagnosis of "cataracts in both eyes" and caused the need for an operation. The applicant also submitted that he did not have an effective remedy in this regard.
On 06 June 2017, on the application lodged by the applicant, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirements of articles 3 (prohibition of torture) and 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicant EUR 15,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.
ECHR judgment of 06 June 2017 in the case of Balkov v. The Russian Federation (аpplication no. 33690/12).