As in previous years, Ukraine remains one of the leading countries when it comes to the number of cases having been reviewed by the European Court of Human Rights.
For instance, we have maintained our lead in the number of lawsuits being reviewed by the court. Out of almost 65 thousand cases, 21,4% were filed against Ukraine. Russia comes in second with 14,3% cases, while Turkey takes third place (13%).
An overwhelming majority of Ukrainian cases are old property disputes related to the decisions previously made by the Ukrainian courts.
It is notable that despite Ukraine’s lead in the number of cases, when it comes to the number of individuals filing these lawsuits, Ukraine drops to the thirteenth place, whereas Hungary, Liechtenstein and Moldova display the worst index.
As for the number of decisions on violations of human rights made by the European Court of Human Rights in 2015, Ukraine takes fourth place: there have been 50 court judgments last year. Russia takes first position with 109 judgments, while Turkey and Romania placed just behind it with 72 judgments each.
Source: European Truth