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Ukraine pays over $41.5 million in ECHR claims since 2015

Source : 112 Ukraine

It has also transferred 1.5 million dollars in penalties for late execution of the court’s rulings
11:02, 11 March 2020

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Over the last 5 years, Ukraine has paid out 41.5 million dollars in cases that it lost by the decision of the European Court of Human Rights. The Minister of Justice Denys Malyuska reported about it in response to the request, which was made by MP Serhii Vlasenko, Glavkom reports.

"Since 2015, Ukraine has paid out 41.5 million dollars upon the outcomes of the cases considered by the European Court of Human Rights," the statement reads.

In addition, Ukraine provided 1.5 million dollars in penalties for the late execution of the court’s decisions.

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According to the Ministry of Justice, in 2019, the European Court of Human Rights considered 8,833 statements against Ukraine. 6,800 statements were related to events in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The largest payments were made in 2015-2016 – 22.1 million dollars and 14.5 million dollars, respectively.

As we reported earlier, Ex-Mayor of Slovyansk Nelia Shtepa, who is accused of encroaching on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine and establishing a terrorist group, received 3,600 euros compensation for violation of her right to freedom by the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Nelia Shtepa won the case at the ECHR and received monetary compensation for violation of her right to freedom and a fair trial,” her lawyer stated.

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