The complaint states that Russia has violated the right to life (Article 2), Article 3 prohibition of torture, right to liberty and security (Article 5), right to respect for private and family life (Article 8), right to freedom of opinion and expression (Articles 9 and 10), right to freedom of assembly and association (Article 11) and right to protection of property (Article 1 of Protocol 1).
Ukraine files another lawsuit against Russia with ECtHR
As part of this lawsuit, Ukraine is demanding monetary compensation for the victims in addition to the complete withdrawal of Russian troops. In the first stage of the Russian invasion, the damages amounted to at least $80bn.
The Ukrainian Justice Ministry has filed a new lawsuit against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Justice Minister Denys Malyuska has said.
Ukraine accused the Russian authorities of violating the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with the invasion of sovereign territory of our state.
The lawsuit said Russia had violated the right to life (Article 2), Article 3 on the prohibition of torture, the right to liberty and security (Article 5), the right to respect for private and family life (Article 8), the right to freedom of opinion and expression (Articles 9 and 10), the right to freedom of assembly and association (Article 11) and the right to protection of property (Article 1 of Protocol 1).
“Continuing the aggression that began in 2014 in the south and east of Ukraine, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 to overthrow the democratically elected government of Ukraine and the subsequent destruction of Ukraine’s sovereignty. Ukraine’s statement is aimed at putting an end as soon as possible to the appalling and massive human rights violations committed by Russia and is filed in the interests of both individuals and legal entities affected by Russia’s invading actions in Ukraine,” Malyuska said.
The minister recalled that as a result of the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine, tens of thousands of people have been killed, injured or missing, hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed or damaged, millions of people have been displaced and thousands of companies have lost their property and business.
“The said violent actions are carried out on the direct orders of Russia’s top leadership,” Malyuska stressed.
The document submitted today by Ukraine deals with Russia’s screaming human rights violations at the start of the war and describes events from the start of the Russian invasion on the morning of 24 February 2022 to the actual withdrawal of its ground troops from around Kiev and other cities in the north on 7 April 2022. Complaints of violations by Russia over the next period will be sent to the ECtHR in subsequent addenda to the application.