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Over 4,000 complaints against Ukraine filed to ECHR

Source : 112 Ukraine

60% of all the complaints against Ukraine concern Donbas and Crimea
13:26, 24 January 2019

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Over 4,000 complaints against Ukraine were filed to the European Court of Human Rights. They mainly concern consequences of Russia’s aggression on the east of the country and human rights violations in occupied Crimea, as the Registrar of ECHR Roderick Liddell said at the press conference in Strasbourg, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

Therefore, 60% of all the complaints against Ukraine concern Donbas and Crimea.

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“4369 individual complaints on events in Crimea and in eastern Crimea were included in the court’s registry,” he noted.

In total, there are 7267 complaints against Ukraine in the court. It means that the complaints connected with Russian aggression make 60% of all Ukraine’s cases.

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The number of complaints where Russia is mentioned as the only or secondary defendant is rather low.

“There are 400 of such complaints,” ECHR Registrar said.

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It should be noted that over the past year the number of cases increased significantly. At the beginning of 2018, 3800 complaints against Ukraine and 240 against Russia were registered in Strasbourg.

Guido Raimondi, the Chairman of the Court, stated that ECHR considered cases “Ukraine against Russia.”

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“There are five interstate complaints against Russia filed by Ukraine. The Grand Chamber considers two of them – on Crimea and on eastern Ukraine, three more are in the court’s chambers,” he said.

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