From the standpoint of the international legal standards, the issues related to Crimea don’t fall within the purview of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR — editorial note). This is how the representative from the legislative body of the public authority of the Republic of Crimea in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Sergei Tsekov commented on the upcoming meeting of the ECHR in his statement to a correspondent of the “Crimean Information Agency”.
We will resemble the ECHR intends to pass judgment on the Ukrainian lawsuit against Russia for the “violation of human rights” in Crimea at the meeting on 14 January.
“The only aspects falling under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights are the issues of respect for human rights in Ukraine. That country is an appropriate place, where such international organizations can show their real efficiency, as the significant areas of Ukraine from the East to the West and from the North to the South possess a plenty of serious inner problems. I know that there were many lawsuits filed in the ECHR against the Ukrainian authorities’ actions. We would like these lawsuits to be considered in a substantive manner. Particularly, it concerns the suits for the violation of human rights in the East of Ukraine and Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, where people don’t receive pensions and other social support”, — Sergei Tsekov stressed.
In the announcement available on the ECHR’s website, it is stated that the court will consider the case based on the complaints of Ukraine, which were lodged in March 2014 and August 2015. These documents are about so-called systematic violations of human rights in Crimea implemented by Russia.