UKRAINE TAKES RUSSIA TO THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS


25/02/2021




İrem UZUN -TDO- A new application of Ukraine against the Russian Federation has submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the press service of the institution said, where four complaints of the Ukrainian government against the Russian Federation are already under consideration. “On Feb. 21, 2021, the Government of Ukraine lodged a new inter-State application against the Russian Federation under Article 33 (Inter-State cases) of the European Convention on Human Rights,” the court said in a press release.

Kyiv brought proceedings before the Strasbourg-based court on Friday, alleging that Russia has carried out "targeted assassination operations of alleged opponents".  Ukraine said Russia had violated the "right to life" stipulated in Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Denis Malyuska, Ukraine's justice minister, confirmed on Tuesday that the country had opened the new case against Russia.  "The scenario when a large neighbour ... is busy bullying smaller neighbours is quite typical," Malyuska added on Facebook, describing Russia as "brazen, arrogant and aggressive".

Ukraine also alleged that Russia’s failure to investigate such alleged assassinations amounts to “an administrative practice” that is also sustained through “deliberately mounting cover-up operations aimed at frustrating efforts to find the persons responsible”. This is the ninth case taken by Ukraine against Russia at the ECHR, which hears complaints about alleged breaches of the convention on human rights. 


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