VIII. Alleged violation of Article 14 of the Convention
115. The applicants complained that they had been discriminated against in the enjoyment of the Convention rights because the violations complained of had taken place on account of their residence in Chechnya and their ethnic background as Chechens. This was contrary to Article 14 of the Convention, which reads as follows:
"The enjoyment of the right and freedoms set forth in [the] Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status."