Ukraine has filed a number of lawsuits in international courts against the Russian Federation and in 2018 should find the approximate time for their consideration. The Minister of justice Pavel Petrenko said in an interview to Agency «Interfax-Ukraine», which was published on 7 December.
«We have five large cases in the European court of human rights (ECHR), we have two big things in the International court of justice, which relate to the two conventions is the prohibition of discrimination and prohibition of the financing of terrorism. And we have a number of cases initiated by state actors-companies in commercial arbitrations regarding the unlawfulness of the loss or the expropriation of assets in Crimea from the Russian aggressors. We are talking about the state «Oshchadbank», which became the state of «PrivatBank» and the «Naftogaz of Ukraine», – he said.
According to Petrenko, «in question a reasonable time in international and national proceedings are different».
«The international is a question of years, and explain why. By the time Ukraine began to file their application, the ECtHR had very little experience of handling such state of Affairs is just 16 or 17. Similar to our that was the case which was a dispute between Turkey and Cyprus, and also Georgia. In the case of Cyprus, the court considered the case almost 30 years, which dealt with the period a little less than 30 days of riots and military action. In the case of Georgia, where the majority of cases are still pending, we are talking about the events of one week», – said the head of the Ministry of justice.
Petrenko said that in the lawsuits against the Russian aggression in Crimea and Donbas events «describes the daily chronology».
«For the court it is a huge challenge, because the court has such an array of evidence processing, interview witnesses and then make a decision on the violation of the absolute majority of articles of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms,» he explained.
Petrenko predicts that 2018 will be the year «very good news for Ukraine on the advancement of cases to the ECHR». In the International court of justice date of the hearing the parties will determine only in 2019.
He also said that the commercial Affairs of the Ministry of justice «is in the process of daily trial wars» and there is «a huge amount of controversy, where Ukraine is a defendant».
Russia after the illegal referendum on 16 March 2014 annexed the Crimea and Sevastopol. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is not recognised by Ukraine and most countries of the world.
In April of the same year in the East of Ukraine began the armed conflict. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Petrenko expects in 2018 is «very good news» about the international claims of Ukraine to Russia 12.12.2017