This week in four judgments concerning Russia the ECtHR found violations of Articles 2, 6 and 8.

Week-ending 26 March 2021

This week there was one ruling by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia; the ruling found no violation of Article 2 (right to life) in the case.

 KOTENOK c. RUSSIE, 23 March 2021

Art 2 (material) – Positive obligations – Suicide of a man during his short-term detention at a police station – No evidence available to the police officers at the time of the events suggesting a definite and immediate risk of suicide – Police officers not required to adopt specific measures to prevent the materialisation of such a risk

Art 2 (procedural) – Effective, prompt, independent and sufficiently thorough investigation of the death – Participation of the family of the deceased in the investigation

No violation of Article 2 of the Convention.

Translated from the French by Rights in Russia

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