The Government of Ukraine filed the first inter-State application against the RF with the ECHR
The Government of Ukraine filed the first inter-State application against the Russian Federation with the ECHR in connection with the negative developments in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea since the end of February 2014. On the same day, the ECHR accepted the application and the case Ukraine v. Russia was granted No. 20958/14, giving it priority status in accordance with Article 41 of the ECHR Rules.
Given the further negative developments, including the situation in Eastern Ukraine, this inter-State application was amended by new facts of violations by Russia of the provisions of the Convention during 2014, in particular:
- On June 12, 2014, the Government of Ukraine sent an amendment to the inter-State case No. 20958/14 to the ECHR claiming human rights violations in the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions since April 2014;
- On November 20, 2014, the Government of Ukraine sent another amendment to the inter-State application on further violations of human rights by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the ECHR.