European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights

Ukraine: Grand Chamber to examine four complaints against Russia over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

Four inter-State applications by Ukraine against Russia are set for Grand Chamber hearings at the European Court of Human Rights.

The cases – Ukraine v. Russia (application no. 20958/14), Ukraine v. Russia (IV) (no. 42410/15), Ukraine v. Russia (V) (no. 8019/16), and Ukraine v. Russia (VI) (no. 70856/16) –  concern Ukraine’s allegations of violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by Russia and armed groups which Russia allegedly controls.

The applications were made under  several Articles, including Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment), Article 5 (right to liberty and security), Article 6 (right to a fair trial).


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The cases have been notified to the Russian Government, which have made submissions on them.

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