Hearing Starts on Human Rights Violations in Crimea
The European Court of Human Rights is currently considering five interstate and 4,000 personal cases filed against Russia after the beginning of Russia's armed aggression in Crimea
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is hearing the case of “Ukraine v. Russia” regarding Ukraine’s allegations of Russian violations of the European Convention on Human Rights in occupied Crimea.
Ukraine alleges that since Russia’s occupation of Crimea, the Russian Federation has carried out the administrative practice of killing Ukrainian military servicemen, officers of law-enforcement bodies, and civilians.
It alleges that Russian officials tortured and practiced other forms of ill-treatment including the arbitrary imprisonment of civilians and Ukrainian servicemen.
The Ukrainian side is represented at the hearing by Deputy Justice Minister and Agent before the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna, Ukrinform reported.
“The Ukrainian Government maintains that the Russian Federation has from 27 February 2014 exercised effective control over the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, integral parts of Ukraine, and has exercised jurisdiction over a situation which has resulted in numerous Convention violations,” the ECHR said in a press release.
The ECHR is currently considering five interstate cases filed against Russia after the beginning of Russia’s armed aggression. In addition, about 4,000 personal cases related to events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine were registered.