ECtHR judgment in Turluyeva v. Russia (no. 63638/09) [Articles 2, 3, 5 and 13 ECHR]

Friday, October 4, 2013

The applicant is a Russian national who lives in Chechnya. In October 2009, her son was detained by the police and he has not been seen ever since. Before the Court, the applicant contended under Article 2 that her son had been killed by Russian servicemen and that the authorities had failed to investigate his disappearance. She also complained of a violation of Article 3 owing to the suffering caused to her by the disappearance of her son, of a violation of Article 5 in relation to his detention and of a violation of Article 13.

The Court found two violations of Article 2: one on account of Russia's failure to protect the life of the applicant's son, and the other owing to the absence of an effective investigation into his disappearance. It also found violations of Articles 3, 5 and 13 and awarded 60.000 euros to the applicant for non-pecuniary damage.

Read the full text of the judgment on the website of the European Court of Human Rights.

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