Category Archives: ECHR

Ukrainian Journalists who were Banned from Entering Crimea by Russia, Applied to EHCR

Ukrainian journalists, whose access to the peninsula was forbidden because they unveiled the pressures of the invading administration in Crimea, applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the illegal actions of the occupying power. Mr. Serhiy Zayets, the lawyer of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Group, reported that Ukrainian journalist Olena Savchuk and photographer Alina Smutko have

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Naftogaz expects arbitration hearing on Crimea asset losses as early as May

16:10, 15 March 2020 With interest, Naftogaz’s claims against Russia amount to $8 billion. National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and six companies that are part of Naftogaz Group are awaiting hearings in May on the amount of compensation for losses as part of the arbitration process launched against Russia regarding the seizure of the company’s assets in Crimea. That’s

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Russia Funds Construction Projects That Use Forced Laborers

They lived directly at the site, right in the very same houses. They worked as finishers and sometimes did hard labor, like mixing cement. They worked there for a little less than two months and were paid 15,000 roubles (about $230 -ed.) for five people. A new report from Hromadske’s partner outlet Novaya Gazeta exposes the use of North Korean forced

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Russia’s Share of European Human Rights Cases Hits 7-Year High

The share of Russian cases in Europe’s top human rights court has reached a seven-year high in 2019, the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday, citing the court’s annual report. Russia remains the runaway leader in the number of pending cases among the 47 member states that fall under the court’s jurisdiction, according to European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) data.

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Russia Disbands Prominent Activist’s Human Rights NGO

Russia’s Supreme Court has disbanded veteran activist Lev Ponomaryov’s civil rights group months after authorities labeled it a “foreign agent,” Interfax reported Friday. Russia’s Justice Ministry blacklisted For Human Rights as a foreign agent alongside two of Ponomaryov’s other NGOs in February after an inspection into its political activity while receiving funding from abroad. Ponomaryov, 78, spent over two weeks

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The 2019 World Democracy Forum will feature the echo of Moscow and the deputy head of RT

The World Forum for Democracy 2019, organized by the Council of Europe, will be held in Strasbourg (France) on 6-8 November. The theme of this year’s forum is “Is Democracy at Risk in the Age of Information?” This was reported on the Council of Europe website. The World Democracy Forum is held annually, featuring politicians, cultural figures, experts and activists. In 2019, the forum

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Russia tells ECHR that it didn’t annex Crimea & accuses Ukraine & West of ‘fake evidence”

22:06, 12 September 2019 The Kremlin imposes its own agenda, trying to persuade the West that Ukraine assumed the role of the aggressor in 2014. Russia’s representatives have assured the European Court of Human Rights that Ukraine in February – March 2014 was controlled by ‘fascists’ from whom Russian soldiers had merely ‘protected’ Crimeans until 18 March 2014 when the

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European Court of Human Rights to hold hearing in case of Ukraine v. Russia on September 11

14:57, 9 September 2019 The European Court has previously held two hearings in this case. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hold a hearing in the case of Ukraine against Russia on September 11 at 9:15. The official website of the ECHR reports. The original application was lodged on 13 March 2014. The Ukrainian Government

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Council of Europe welcomes release of prisoners by Russia and Ukraine

The Council of Europe welcomes the release of prisoners by Russia and Ukraine today, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland has stated. “The Council of Europe welcomes the release of prisoners by Russia and Ukraine today. This is an encouraging step towards the reconciliation of the two member states of the Council of Europe and an important

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ECHR to consider lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia on human rights violations in Crimea

On September 11, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will consider an interstate case in a lawsuit filed by Ukraine against Russia regarding violations side of human rights in illegally annexed Crimea by the Russian. The press service of the ECHR reported about the hearing being scheduled, as cited by Ukrinform. Among the violations of articles of the European

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