ECHR delivers judgment on “Teymurazyan v. Armenia” case

On 15 March 2018 The European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Chamber delivered its judgment regarding the case of “Teymurazyan v. Armenia”  (application no. 17521/09), finding violation of Article 13 (right to effective remedy before a national authority) and violation of Article 5 § 5 (right to compensation) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The applicant complained that no compensation for non‑pecuniary damage was available to him under Armenian law in respect of his ill-treatment and unlawful deprivation of liberty.The applicant also complained that he had been subjected to ill-treatment and that the authorities had failed to carry out an effective investigation into this fact.

As a result of the examination of the case, the European Court concluded that the Armenian authorities failed to provide the applicant with an effective remedy before the domestic courts and with an enforceable right to compensation. Regardind the alleged violation of article 3, the European Court declared that there had been no violation.

The European Court has held that the respondent State (Republic of Armenia) is to pay the applicant EUR 11,700 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 500 (costs and expenses).

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