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Kyiv asks ECHR to appoint new date of hearing in Ukraine v. Russia case on Crimea

When the court assigns the date, the Ukrainian side will inform the media and the society
22:51, 7 February 2019

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The Secretariat of the Envoy for the ECHR cases has sent the request to the Court, asking to appoint the new date of the hearing in the case regarding Crimea, where Ukraine sues Russia. Ivan Lishchyna, the Deputy Justice Minister and the Envoy for the ECHR cases, said this as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine.

Lishchyna added that the Ukrainian side currently expects the reaction from the ECHR to its request. 

'As soon as the Grand Chamber of the ECHR decided on the new date of the hearing, we will inform the media and the society on the shortest notice possible, and we'll invite them, just like we planned before', the Envoy said.

Initially, the Court assigned the first hearing in this case in October 2018. Later, it re-assigned the session on February 27, without explaining the reason. The ECHR was supposed to consider the case and shape up the preliminary conclusion on principal issues, sorting out whether there was a violation or not. 

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The case Ukraine v. Russia (application no. 20958/14) was lodged on 13 March 2014. It relates to events leading up to and following the assumption of control by the Russian Federation over the Crimean peninsula and subsequent developments in Eastern Ukraine. The case Ukraine v. Russia II (no. 43800/14) was lodged on 13 June 2014. It concerns the abduction of three groups of Ukrainian orphan children and children without parental care and a number of adults accompanying them. 

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