Contents tagged with ECHR

  • Ukraine to file new lawsuit against Russia over political prisoners

    The Ministry of Justice will file a new lawsuit against Russia over Ukrainian political prisoners, stated Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Justice for European Integration Sergiy Petukhov during a broadcast of Channel 5.

    "Next week we will file an interstate lawsuit against the Russian Federation over all of our political prisoners. Russia specifically targets people for their support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, for their pro-Ukrainian views, by abducting them in Crimea or in the …

  • European Court of Human Rights combines proceedings against Russia on Crimea and Donbas

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has combined proceedings against the Russian Federation on the Crimea and the Donbas, stated Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister and Commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna.

    "The ECHR has agreed to our request and combined proceedings on intergovernmental allegations that Russia has violated [the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms] into two large [areas]: the Crimea and the Donbas. …

  • European Court of Human Rights asks Russia to provide information about Sentsov's health

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is asking the Russian authorities to provide all available information about the state of health of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is on the 38th day of a hunger strike, reported Natasha Dobreva, Sentsov’s lawyer at the ECHR and a representative of the international human rights group Agora.

    "The Court sent a request to the Government of Russia on information on compliance with the requirements of articles 2 (the right to life), 3 ( …

  • European Court of Human Rights ready to deliberate on Telegram’s claim concerning the blocking of the application in Russia

    As stated by the International human rights organization Agora whose lawyers represent Telegram, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is ready to consider Telegram’s appeal concerning the Russian government blocking of the application.

    "The Court was notified of the [Russian] court decision that authorized the blocking of Telegram and suggested to file a complaint about this in a separate application,” Agora Chairperson Pavel Chikov wrote on his Telegram Channel.

    He stressed that this …

  • Russia has not complied with more than two thousand verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights

    Russia and Turkey are among the top countries that did not comply with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The report – about the results in 2017 – was presented in Strasbourg on Wednesday, April 4 by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE). According to the report, more than 2,000 cases of human rights violations are still unsettled in Russia. In Turkey, there are more than 1,500. In general, the number of ECHR judgments that have not been complied with in 47 …

  • Saakashvili's lawyers file appeal with European Court of Human Rights over his expulsion from Ukraine

    The defense of Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and leader of the political party Rukh Novykh Syl (Movement of New Forces), filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding his expulsion from Ukraine, his lawyer, Ruslan Chernolutsky.

    "The documents have already been sent to the ECHR ... We will try to restore justice through European authoritative bodies," he said.

    According to Chernolutsky, Ukraine had no right to expel a person under investigation from …

  • Ukraine submits a claim against Russia to European Court of Human Rights over ‘aggression in the Donbas in 2014’

    Ukraine filed a legal claim with the European Court of Human Rights or ECHR as part of the lawsuit against Russia, which relates to the events in the Donbas in 2014, as stated by the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko, reports. Petrenko explained that Kyiv filed a "big legal position" with testimonies of witnesses on the events in the Donbas in 2014. "The deadline ended a week ago. We made it in time," the minister said.

    Petrenko recalled that in early spring, …

  • Ukraine submits a minute-by-minute account of the seizure of the Crimea to European Court of Human Rights

    Ukraine has submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg the testimony of fifty witnesses and about a hundred video recordings concerning the annexation of the Crimea, said government commissioner for the ECHR Ivan Leshchina.

    “For each videotape we have testimony of either the person who made the recording or was in it,” Leshchina said on a broadcast on Channel 5.

    We made three separate timetables. One is the arrival of the Russian troops. We showed when they arrived, …

  • Ukraine prepares lawsuit against Russia for murder of 17 year-old Ukrainian by separatist commander

    The Ukrainian government intends to file a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in connection with the murder of 17 year-old Stepan Chubenko, goalkeeper for the Avanhard Kramatorsk football club, in June 2014.

    A statement to this effect was made by Deputy Prosecutor General Yevgeny Enin on Facebook, in a comment regarding Russia’s release of Vadim Pogodin, one of the murderers and commander of the illegal armed group “Kerch”.

    “The Prosecutor General’s Office of …

  • European Court hears 3000 claims of violations of the rights of Ukrainians as a result of Russia's aggression

    Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko has announced that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is hearing 3,000 lawsuits from Ukrainians regarding the violation of their rights as a result of Russian aggression in the Donbas and the annexation of the Crimea.

    According to Petrenko, the ECHR has already delivered its first decision on the lawsuit by a resident of Ukraine regarding these events.

    The European Court recognized that Ukraine is not responsible for the violation of human …