Judgment 32695/14

Applicant name TYURIN AND OTHERS
Applicant type natural person (prisoner)
Number of applicants 9
Country Russia
Application no.32695/14, 42647/16, 68851/17, 13031/18
18607/18, 5978/19, 27721/20, 7653/21
Date 09/02/2023
Judges Darian Pavli, President,
 Ioannis Ktistakis,
 Andreas Zünd
Institution Court
Type Judgment
Outcome Art. 8 Violation
Reason Unlawfull
Type of privacy Informational privacy
Keywords Surveillance
Facts of the case The applicants complained of the permanent video surveillance of detainees in pre-trial or post-conviction detention facilities. Some applicants also raised other complaints under the provisions of the Convention.
Analysis The Court strikes out a number of applications because there is a new regime for compensation and remedy available in Russia.

With respect to the remainder of the claims, the Court reiterates that it has already established, in an earlier case against Russia, that the national legal framework governing the placement of detainees under permanent video surveillance in penal institutions falls short of the standards set out in Article 8 of the Convention. In Gorlov and Others the Court summed up the general principles concerning the detainees’ right to respect for private life reiterating that placing a person under permanent video surveillance whilst in detention was to be regarded as a serious interference with the individual’s right to respect for his or her privacy. It has further concluded that the national law cannot be regarded as being sufficiently clear, precise or detailed to have afforded appropriate protection against arbitrary interference by the authorities with the detainees’ right to respect of their private life. Having examined all the material submitted to it, the Court has not found any fact or argument capable of persuading it to reach a different conclusion on the admissibility and merits of these complaints. It considers, regard being had to the case-law cited above, that in the instant case the placement of the applicants under permanent video surveillance when confined to their cells in pre-trial and post-conviction detention facilities was not “in accordance with law”.
Other Article violation? Yes Article 13 ECHR
Damage awarded Holds that the finding of a violation constitutes in itself sufficient just satisfaction.
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