Article 16. Compensation of damages caused by state bodies and bodies of local self-government.

Losses caused to a citizen or legal entity as a result of illegal actions (inaction) of state bodies, local governments or officials of these bodies, including the publication of an act of a state body or local government that does not comply with the law or other legal act, shall be reimbursed by the Russian Federation, relevant subject of the Russian Federation or municipality.

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References to other articles of chapter 2. The emergence of civil rights and obligations, the exercise and protection of civil rights:
Article 8. Grounds for the emergence of civil rights and obligations.
Article 9. The exercise of civil rights.
Article 10. Limits of the exercise of civil rights.
Article 11. Judicial protection of civil rights.
Article 12. Ways to protect civil rights.
Article 13. Recognition invalid of an act of a state body or local self-government.
Article 14. Self-defense of civil rights.
Article 15. Indemnification.