ECHR receives lawsuit against Russia from relatives of MH17 victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

The suitors charge Russia with violating three articles of the European Convention on Human Rights
09:30, 25 May 2016


The press service of the European Court on Human Rights reported this on May 25 as quoted by RIA Novosti.

According to the European agency, the lawsuit reached the court’s secretariat on May 9.  

The relatives of the MH17 tragedy accuse Russia of breaching several fundamental humanitarian principles and respective articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, such as the right for life, prevention of inhumane and humiliating treatment and the right for the effective means of legal protection.

The date of consideration of the lawsuit has not yet been defined.

Previously, Bellingcat said that the responsibility for the MH17 tragedy partially rests with top-rank commanders of the Russian army; the list starts with the names of President Vladimir Putin – the Supreme Commander of Russia’s Armed Forces – and the country’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Russia denied these accusations, calling them a “conspiracy theory”.

As is known, Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines that was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was downed over Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. 298 people were aboard. None of the passengers or the crew survived. 

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