Communicated cases against Russia - N.K. v Russia (Application No. 62812/19) and Sharipov v Russia (Application No. 61658/19)

Friday, July 31, 2020
  • N.K. v Russia (Application No. 62812/19): The applicant is an Uzbek national residing in Russia with his family on a temporary residence permit. In 2018, the applicant and his family attempted to enter Russia after travelling to Kazakhstan. While his family were allowed to enter, he was denied re-entry and was informed that he was subject to exclusion from entering the territory and was banned for 19 years. No further explanation was given. The decision was upheld on the basis that his exclusion was in national security interests. The applicant complains that his exclusion and 19 year ban on entering the territory violated his rights under Article 8 ECHR.
  • Sharipov v Russia (Application No. 61658/19): The applicant’s Russian passport was seized and destroyed on the basis that he was believed not to have genuine Russian nationality. The applicant, who is a former Russian army officer and has lived in Russia since the 1990’s, complains that this interference was unnecessary and violated his right to private and family life under Article 8 ECHR.

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