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

The ECtHR Chamber dealing with 4 inter-State applications by Ukraine against Russia has decided to relinquish jurisdiction over the cases in favour of the Grand Chamber. The four cases  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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