Contents tagged with ECHR

  • Secretary of European Council hopes for Russia’s return to PACE before summer session

    The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, in an interview with AFP, once again criticized the possible withdrawal or expulsion of Russia from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), calling it a "dramatic event."

    However, the CE Secretary General is convinced that "there are good chances for resolving the conflict with Moscow," which will allow Russia to avoid a possible exit from PACE, writes the Deutsche Welle Russian service.

    According to …

  • European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to pay opposition leader Navalny 20,000 euros

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay 20,000 euros to the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, as compensation for moral damage.

    According to the information published on the ECHR website, the court has decided that Russian authorities will also be required to pay 2,700 euros of legal fees. Navalny demanded 100,000 euros compensation.

    The court ruled that Navalny’s house arrest in 2014, under which he was confined to his home for more than ten months, was illegal. The …

  • Russia leads by number of unfulfilled decisions of European Court of Human Rights

    Russia continues to be the leader in noncompliance with judgments ruled by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Moreover, most of the cases have to do with repeated violations of the European Convention or the “friendly settlement” of individual complaints brought by Russian citizens against the Russian government. This information can be found in the Council of Europe’s report on the implementation of decisions for 2018, writes Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    According to the report, the …

  • European Court of Human Rights informs Russia about lawsuits from 380 relatives of MH17 crash victims

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has informed Russian government about the lawsuits submitted by the 380 relatives of victims who were killed in the MH17 flight crash in eastern Ukraine, reads the document published on the ECHR website.

    “They allege in particular that the Russian Federation was directly or indirectly responsible for the destruction of the plane and failed to investigate the disaster properly or cooperate with other investigations”, states the court document.

    The …

  • Russia wants to send captured Ukrainian sailors for psychological and psychiatric examination

    A Russian court issued a decree for three captured Ukrainian sailors to undergo a psychological and psychiatric examination. According to the lawyer Nikolai Polozov, such rulings will be issued for all the captured sailors during the two-week court hearings.

    Polozov announced that on Tuesday, March 5, investigative actions were taken against three Ukrainian sailors: Serhiy Tsybyzov, Roman Mokryak Mokriak and Yuriy Bezyazychnyi.

    "During the investigation, detainees and their lawyers were …

  • Moldova complains to UN about Russia’s failure to provide access to Moldovan pilots released from Taliban captivity

    The Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration wrote on Facebook that Moldovan authorities complained about Russia to a number of international organizations. 

    The reason for the appeal was the “unacceptable actions” of the Russian Federation against two Moldovan pilots Lionel Buruiana and Mihail Crihan, who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and released with the assistance of Igor Chaika, a member of the council of All-Russian public organization “Business Russia”. …

  • European Court of Human Rights to start hearings on Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia in the end of February

    In 2019, the European Court of Human Rights will consider 5 lawsuits submitted by Ukraine against Russia for "aggression in the Crimea and the Donbas", Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko announced. 

    “First hearings on a case of Ukraine against Russia on human rights violations in the Crimea will take place in the ECHR on February 27,” Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko wrote on Facebook. 

    According to Rozenko, the claims about human rights violations in the Crimea, …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko extends moratorium on agricultural land sale

     Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law (bill No. 9355-5) that provides for the extension of a moratorium on the sale of agricultural land until January 1, 2020, as reported on the Verkhovna Rada's website ,

    The moratorium was first introduced in 2001. Since 2002, the moratorium has been acting as a temporary measure to ensure the regulatory settlement of land relations and the creation of land market infrastructure. The Verkhovna Rada has repeatedly extended the moratorium. …

  • 291 people join the MH17 crash lawsuit against Russia

    291 people have joined the lawsuit against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in connection with the crash of the MN17 flight in the European Court of Human Rights, lawyer Jerry Skinner said in an interview with Russia's Echo of Moscow website, Interfax Ukraine reported. 

    “We started work with a small number of citizens of Malaysia and Australia who I had established contact with from the very beginning. Now, a large number of relatives of the victims have joined us, and our lawsuit has …

  • European Court of Human Rights obliges Russia to pay 10 million Euros for expulsion of Georgian citizens in 2006

    By sixteen votes to one, the judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) have ruled that Russia should pay 10 million Euros to Georgia,  as stated the organization's message published on the website on Thursday, January 31. This compensation is for moral damage suffered by at least 1.5 thousand Georgians expelled from Russia in 2006. The decision of the Grand Chamber is final and not subject to appeal.

    This money should be distributed among the victims. Georgian …