The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) registered Russia’s first interstate complaint against Ukraine, but refused to apply interim measures against the country. About it it says in the judgment of the ECHR.
According to the document, Russia’s complaint was rejected due to the fact that it “does not involve a serious risk of causing irreparable damage to the fundamental right in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights.”
The ECHR also emphasized that the court grants requests for interim measures only in exceptional cases – the applicants should face a serious risk of receiving irreparable harm.
Russia filed its first ever interstate complaint with the ECHR on July 22. Moscow’s complaint concerned a violation of Article 33 of the European Convention.
Among the claims of the Russian authorities against Ukraine were the responsibility for the death of civilians, imprisonment and ill-treatment of people on Independence Square in Kiev and in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa in 2014, as well as in the Donbass.
In addition, Russia complained about “suppression of freedom of speech and persecution of dissidents by banning the work of the media”, discrimination against the Russian-speaking population and Russian companies, deaths after Ukrainian troops fired on adjacent territories of Russia, blocking of the North Crimean Canal, as well as the crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane. …