Court name: European Court of Human Rights
State: Russian Federation
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), European Union law
Key aspects: Access to social and economic rights, Determination/confirmation of nationality, Passport restoration, Residence permit, Stateless status and documentation
The Georgian born applicant held former USSR citizenship until 2000, when she became stateless. Subsequently, she applied for residence registration in Moscow but was dismissed at first instance and on following appeals, due to failing to confirm her Georgian citizenship or apply for Russian citizenship. The Court ruled that there had been a violation of Article 2 § 1 of Protocol No. 4 and Article 6 § 1 of the Convention.