ECHR: Russia is European leader in human rights violations

ECHR: Russia is European leader in human rights violations

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In 2016, the majority of judgments on violation of the European Convention on Human Rights among the European countries was delivered against Russia.

An Ukrinform correspondent learned this from the ECHR.

"Among the Council of Europe member, the majority of judgments defining at least one violation of the European Convention on Human Rights in 2016 was delivered against Russia (222 judgments), Turkey (77), Romania (71), Ukraine (70), Greece (41), and Hungary (40)," the ECHR informed.

The ECHR passed a total of 993 sentences on human rights violations in 2016.

The largest number of violations related to the right to liberty and security (286), inhuman treatment and humiliation (193), the right to fair trial (176).

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