Court acknowledges lawsuit filed by relatives of MH17 victims against Russia

The Secretariat of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) officially received a claim from the relatives of the deceased passengers of MH17 flight from Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand which was filed against Russia. UKRINFORM quoted this information from the Press Attaché of the ECHR, Nina Salomon.

"We can confirm that a statement against Russia on the crash of MH17 flight was received by the Secretariat of the Court on May 9, 2016. There are 33 applicants who are relatives of the victims from Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand," she said.

According to Salomon, the applicants in the claim are appealing to articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of inhumanity and actions that are degrading) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Salomon added that she could not provide more detailed information about the date and time of the claim, its prospects and the amount of compensation demanded by the relatives of the victims.

As previously reported, on October 13th last year, the Security Council of the Netherlands issued a final report on the MH17 flight crash. Experts concluded that the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane was shot down over the Donetsk region in July 2014 by a missile launched by a Russian “Buk” anti-aircraft missile systems.

The crash of flight MH17 took the lives of 283 passengers and 15 crew members, including 80 children. Most of the victims were citizens of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia.

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