ECHR accepted the application and the case Ukraine v. Russia was registered under No. 20958/14, giving it priority status
The Government of Ukraine filed the first inter-State application against the Russian Federation with the European Court of Human Rights pursuant to Article 33 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 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 registered under No. 20958/14, giving it priority status in accordance with Article 41 of the Rules of ECHR.
Given the further negative developments, including the situation in Eastern Ukraine, this inter-State application was supplemented 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 to the ECHR on further violations of human rights in Crimea after March 2014, and also claimed human rights violations in the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. At the same time, the Government of Ukraine filed complaints under Article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention in connection with the ‘nationalization’ of state property located in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
- 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.
On November 25, 2014, ECHR sent the case Ukraine v. Russia to the Government of the RF indicating 25 March 2015 as the time limit to submit comments on its admissibility. During 2015, the Government of the RF has repeatedly appealed to the ECHR with the request for additional time for submission of the respondent comments on the admissibility of the inter-State application Ukraine v. Russia.