ECHR Postpones Hearing Ukraine v. Russia on Crimea
The European Court of Human Rights has five separate Ukraine v. Russia cases pending before it
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The hearing scheduled for February 27, 2019 in the case of Ukraine v. Russia regarding the illegal annexation of Crimea has been postponed by the European Court of Human Rights, ECHR. The Ministry of Justice reported this information.
“The Office of the Governmental Agent Before the European Court of Human Rights received a message from the court on the postponement of the oral hearing on the case of Ukraine v. Russia (Crimea), which had previously been scheduled for February 27, 2019. The Secretariat sent a corresponding request to the ECHR to appoint a new date for the hearing as soon as possible. We are now waiting for a response from the ECHR,” said the Deputy Minister of Justice Ivan Lishchyna.
He also said that Ukraine is prepared to present its case at whatever date the Court schedules in the future.
There are currently five lawsuits “Ukraine v. Russia” pending at the European Court of Human Rights. The five are:
- “Ukraine v. Russia (on Crimea)” over human rights violations in Crimea as a result of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation
- “Ukraine v. Russia (on Donbas)” over human rights violations in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions
- “Ukraine v. Russia” over the facts of the abduction of orphans and disabled children by representatives of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” terrorist groups in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and their illegal or actual transfer to the territory of Russia
- “Ukraine v. Russia” over the violation of the rights of Ukrainian political prisoners by Russia
- “Ukraine v. Russia” over the capture of Ukrainian sailors near the Kerch Strait