Kolyadenko and Others v. Russia

Submitted by Kelly Russo on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 00:00
Regional Decisions
European Court

The European Court of Human Rights held that the City of Vladivostock Administration and the Promorskiy Regional Administration of Russia violated Articles 2 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to maintain the channel of the Pionerskaya River and failing to enact appropriate legislative and remedial measures to prevent and mitigate the risk of flooding, which subsequently resulted in substantial property damage and danger to lives of Vladivostock residents. Articles 2 and 8 recognize the rights to life and to respect for the home, respectively. The Court found Article 2 to have been violated both substantively and procedurally, due to the State's lack of adequate judicial response to the allegations of infringement on the right to human life. The Court held the Russian State accountable for damages sustained by residents as a result of the violations.