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 Donetsk regions.

Kiev is in the process of preparing one more interstate lawsuit against Russia in addition to the three suits already submitted to the European Convention on Human Rights. Ukraine also plans to file a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice against Russia alleging terrorism financing. Minister Petrenko said that the first decision of the ECHR on the individual claims is expected towards the end of 2016.

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