In its sole ruling concerning Russia this week, ECtHR finds violation of Article 8.

Week-ending 28 May 2021

This week there was one judgment by the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. The ECtHR found Russia guilty of a violation of Article 8 of the Convention – respect for family life.

NECHAY v. RUSSIA, 25 May 2021

Art 8 • Respect for family life • Unjustified restriction of applicant’s contact rights with his daughter leading inevitably in time to a risk of severance of their relationship • Domestic courts’ failure to fairly balance all interests involved and give adequate reasons

A violation of Article 8 of the Convention; the respondent State is to pay the applicant, within three months from the date on which the judgment becomes final in accordance with Article 44 § 2 of the Convention, the following amounts, to be converted into the currency of the respondent State at the rate applicable at the date of settlement: (i)  EUR 12,500, plus any tax that may be chargeable, in respect of non-pecuniary damage; (ii)  EUR 5,500, plus any tax that may be chargeable to the applicant, in respect of costs and expenses.

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