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.