The European Court of Human Rights has set a date for hearing the case on the occupation of Crimea

March 23, 2023

This case concerns a lawsuit filed by Ukraine, which provides data on systematic violations of human rights in the territory of Crimea since the beginning of the occupation.

“After completion of the written procedure, the President of the Court informed the parties that, in the interests of the proper administration of justice, the Court will hold hearings on the admissibility and merits of the case, tentatively appointing it for November 8, 2023”,- the press service of the court said on Twitter.

The session will consider complaints previously determined to be admissible. The question of the nature of the cases of political prisoners and their complaints will also be considered.

In early 2021, the ECHR began work on Ukraine’s claim on the occupation of Crimea by Russia. The court confirmed that Russia had gained general effective control over Crimea since February 2014, and not since the illegal referendum was held.