The Government of Ukraine lodged a new inter-State application against the Russian Federation 23.02.2021
We have finally done this! The period from the emergence of the idea to its implementation took several years. The idea was implemented due to the perseverance of Ben Emmerson QC (who was described in ChambersUK 2016 as the one who gets the results “down to the sheer force of his personality”) and the courage of Denys Maliuska and Dmytro Kuleba. And finally:
«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. It has been registered under application no. 10691/21.
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».