European Court of Human Rights has invited Russian government to submit its observations on the admissibility of a new inter-State application lodged by the Government of Ukraine on 27 August 2015 and given it 16 weeks until January 21 to do that. The case concerns the events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine mainly as from September 2014.
There are two more inter-State e applications lodged by Ukraine against Russia pending before the Court. The first one was lodged in March 2014 and concerns the violation of human rights in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine from March 2014 until September 2014, while the second one was lodged in June 2014 and concerns the alleged abduction of three groups of children in Donbas.
Previously QirimInfo has reported that ECtHR has extended the deadline for Russia to present its observations regarding these two cases until December 31, 2014.
In addition to the inter-State applications, there are more than 1,400 individual applications related to the events in Crimea or the hostilities in Eastern Ukraine currently pending before the Court. More than 800 were lodged by civilians, who mainly complain about their property having been damaged in the course of military action in Eastern Ukraine