Ukraine preparing sixth lawsuit with ECHR against Russia

Ukraine preparing sixth lawsuit with ECHR against Russia

Ukraine is preparing a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia because of the violation of the rights of Ukrainian political prisoners.

Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister and Commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna stated this on Wednesday, the Justice Ministry's press service reported.

"Ukraine filed five lawsuits against Russia due to annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Donbas. Two cases concern violation of human rights in Crimea, two cases - violation of human rights in Donbas, and one case - the removal of children from occupied territories to Russia. The work on the sixth lawsuit, which concerns Ukrainian political prisoners, is currently underway," Lishchyna said.

He also noted that the ECHR received about a hundred individual lawsuits from citizens regarding events in Donbas.

In particular, the court recognized that Ukraine does not control this territory and this creates objective obstacles for the national authorities of Ukraine.

"This is important, because it means that we are not responsible for all the events in Donbas," Lishchyna said.


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