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ECHR could take years to reach judgement on annexation of the Crimea

18 Jul 2014 11:39 AM | Anonymous

 The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is due to begin considering Ukraine’s application over Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.  Radio Svoboda’s Crimea site reports that Ukraine’s Justice Ministry is confident of victory and expects that Russia will be ordered to pay over a billion UAH in compensation.  Unfortunately legal experts, while agreeing that Ukraine has every chance of winning the case, predict that the case itself could drag on for years. They also foresee Russia refusing to implement the ECHR judgement and to pay the compensation. The Justice Ministry lodged the application a month ago and it is currently at the stage of preliminary examination. The application is on 200 pages, contains 914 items with these including cases of abduction, murder and torture linked with Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the ministry’s press service reports.   ECHR.   Read More


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