Contents tagged with European Court of Human Rights

  • European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to pay Magnitsky’s family €34,000

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered Russia to pay €34,000 to the widow and mother of Hermitage Capital auditor Sergei Magnitsky.

    “The court has found Russia guilty of violating several points of the European Convention, including that it did not safeguard Magnitsky’s right to life and did not conduct a fair investigation of the circumstances of his death,” the court ruling states.

    The court also ruled that Magnitsky’s detention in the Matrosskaya Tishina prison was …

  • Imprisoned filmmaker Oleh Sentsov in catastrophic condition

    Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, who has been starving for three months already in a Russian prison in Labytnangi, is in a critical condition, his cousin Natalya Kaplan posted on Facebook.

    “Everything isn’t just bad, everything is catastrophically bad. Oleh sent me a letter through his lawyer, he can barely stand up. He said that the end is near, and he doesn’t mean release. He asks whether anyone is still interested in his hunger strike, they don’t pass on any letters to him, none! …

  • European Court of Human Rights calls for an end to Sentsov’s hunger strike

    In a statement made on July 25, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) called on the Russian Federation to provide convicted Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov with treatment in a medical institution appropriate to his condition.

    "The Court today decided to apply an interim measure and to indicate to the Russian Government that Mr Sentsov should receive treatment appropriate to his condition in an institutionalized medical setting without delay. The Court also invited the applicant to end …

  • Russian Jehovah's Witnesses to appeal to European Court of Human Rights over ban on their activities in Russia

    Russian Jehovah's Witnesses intend to apply to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to appeal the dissolution of their organization in Russia,  as announced on Monday, July 17, by attorney Viktor Zhenkov, who is representing the Jehovah's Witnesses in court.

    "The final point on this issue has still not been made, insofar as the Supreme Court has violated not only the norms of Russian legislation, but also international legislation; therefore, we will appeal this decision to the European …

  • Yanukovych to file a lawsuit against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights

    Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine, will file a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights within a month, according to his lawyer, Vitaly Serdyuk, who said that his client intends to complain about Ukraine’s violation of his right to access justice and protection.

    Yanukovych’s defense team will not wait for the verdict of the Ukrainian court in the high treason case against him. His lawyers regard the decision of the court to begin his trial in absentia as an actual …

  • Ukrainians have filed 3,000 individual lawsuits against Russia

    Ukrainians have filed 3,000 individual lawsuits with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, as outlined in the ECHR's annual summary for 2016.

    In addition, the ECHR is considering four interstate lawsuits filed by Ukraine against the Russian Federation. It should be noted that Russia has traditionally been ranked first on the absolute number of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights.

    In spite of that, the number of cases …

  • Finland Extradites Russian Hacker to the US

    The Ministry of Justice of Finland has announced that it will extradite Maxim Senakh to the United States where he will be charged with computer fraud, as reported by TASS.

    Senakh, a Russian national, is wanted for computer fraud. He is believed to have stolen millions of dollars.

    The decision was announced by his lawyer Igor Hitruhin in an interview with TASS. The decision cannot be appealed.

    Earlier, the Supreme Court of Finland ruled that there are no obstacles for the extradition of …

  • Ukrainian Citizens Have Filed More Than 700 Human Rights Complaints against Russia

    According to the Justice Minister of Ukraine, Pavel Petrenko, the number of civil cases against Russia is constantly growing. Additionally, Kiev officials have filed three interstate suits against Russia.

    On Tuesday, January 5th, in an interview with national media, Petrenko announced that citizens of Ukraine have submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) more than 700 lawsuits against Russia. Moreover, almost all of the lawsuits were filed by people from Crimea, Lugansk and …