Bayev and others v.Russia
BAYEV AND OTHERS v. RUSSIA
Bayev v. Russia - 67667/09
Kiselev v. Russia - 44092/12
Alekseyev v. Russia- 56717/12 )
20 June 2017
The case originated in three applications against the Russian Federation lodged with the Court by three Russian nationals, Mr Nikolay Viktorovich Bayev (“the first applicant”), Mr Aleksey Aleksandrovich Kiselev (“the second applicant”) and Mr Nikolay Aleksandrovich Alekseyev (“the third applicant”), on 9 November 2009 (the first application) and 2 July 2012 (the second and the third applications).
The applicants alleged that the legislative ban on “propaganda of non‑traditional sexual relations aimed at minors” violated their right to freedom of expression and was discriminatory.
In addition to written observations by the Government and the applicants, third-party comments were received from the Family and Demography Foundation, jointly from Article 19: Global Campaign for Freedom of Expression (“Article 19”) and Interights, and jointly from the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe), “Coming Out” and the Russian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network.
The text of Judgment is available at http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng