The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) consolidated lawsuits on the interstate appeals of Ukraine concerning Russia’s violation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and two large-scale proceedings on Crimea and Donbas, as Ivan Leschyna, Deputy Justice Minister and Commissioner for ECHR, reported on Facebook.
According to him, instead of five cases of Ukraine against Russia, there are only three left – the appeal on children evacuation from Donbas in Russia remains as a separate proceeding.
“From today Russians will not play the game “I play here – I do not play here – and here I was wrapping fish” (an allusion to a Russian joke, - ed.) which means “let us consider this case and stop this one, and cease these all till the consideration of these two”. I have no doubts that they will make up something new, but we are looking out as well,” the Deputy Minister noted.
Earlier, Ukraine has filed five lawsuits against Russia. Two of them concern Crimea and human rights violations on the peninsula, the other three – violation in Donbas, including the lawsuit on the evacuation of a group of children from the region to Russia. In May, 2018 the ECHR Chamber handed over four cases “Ukraine against Russia” under the Grand Chamber’s jurisdiction.