European Court of Human Rights to start hearings on Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia in the end of February

In 2019, the European Court of Human Rights will consider 5 lawsuits submitted by Ukraine against Russia for "aggression in the Crimea and the Donbas", Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko announced. 

“First hearings on a case of Ukraine against Russia on human rights violations in the Crimea will take place in the ECHR on February 27,” Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko wrote on Facebook. 

According to Rozenko, the claims about human rights violations in the Crimea, abductions of orphans and children with disabilities in the Donbas and their illegal transfer to Russia and Russia's violation of rights of Ukrainian political prisoners and captured sailors are under the ECHR's consideration.

  Ukraine, Russia, ECHR, Crimea, Donbas

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