ECHR accepted the application and the case Ukraine v. Russia (IX) was registered under No. 10691/21
On 19 February 2021 the Government of Ukraine lodged a new inter-State application against the Russian Federation under Article 33 (Inter-State cases) of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is the ninth inter-State application lodged by Ukraine against the Russian Federation.
The application concerns the Ukrainian Government’s allegations of an ongoing administrative practice by the Russian Federation consisting of State-authorised targeted assassination operations against perceived opponents of the Russian Federation in Russia and on the territory of other States, including other member States of the Council of Europe, outside a situation of armed conflict.
The Ukrainian Government also alleges an administrative practice by the Russian Federation of failing to investigate these assassination operations and of deliberately mounting cover-up operations aimed at frustrating efforts to find the persons responsible. The Ukrainian Government alleges a violation of both the substantive and procedural aspects of Article 2 (right to life) of the Convention.
On 22 February 2021 the ECHR accepted the application and the case Ukraine v. Russia has been registered under application no. 10691/21.