IVAN LISHCHYNA: UKRAINE IS FULLY PREPARED FOR HEARINGS IN THE CASE "UKRAINE V. RUSSIA (RE CRIMEA)" 08.02.2019

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Ukraine is fully prepared to public hearings in the case “Ukraine v. Russia” (re Crimea) and to represent the state’s interests before the ECHR. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Justice – Agent before the European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna.

According to him, the Secretariat of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sent request to the ECHR asking to schedule the hearing in the shortest time as possible.

"The Secretariat of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights received notification from the Court regarding rescheduling of the public hearings in the case “Ukraine v. Russia” (re Crimea), previously scheduled at 27 February 2019. In response, the Secretariat sent to the ECHR the corresponding request asking to schedule the new date of the hearing in the shortest time as possible. Now, we are waiting for an appropriate reaction of the ECHR. Ukraine is fully prepared to public hearings in the case “Ukraine v. Russia” (re Crimea) and to represent the state’s interests before the ECHR", - Ivan Lishchyna said.

"As soon as Grand Chamber of the ECHR adopts decision on the new date of the hearing, we will report to media and the public and invite to these hearings as we planned", - Ivan Lishchyna noticed.

Let us remind you that five Inter-State cases “Ukraine v. Russia” associated with aggression of the RF are pending in the European Court now, namely: “Ukraine v. Russia” (application no. 20958/14) regarding violations of human rights in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as a result of its annexation by the RF; “Ukraine v. Russia” (application no. 8019/16) on violations of human rights in certain territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions; “Ukraine v. Russia II” (application no. 43800/14) on the alleged abduction of three groups of children in Eastern Ukraine and their temporary transfer to Russia on three occasions between June and August 2014; “Ukraine v. Russia VII” (application no. 38334/18) regarding violation of human rights of Ukrainian political prisoners by Russia; and “Ukraine v. Russia VIII” (application no. 55855/18) regarding the captured Ukrainian servicemen.