Russian Actions on Crimea Violate Human Rights

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.25 - 2024 2:17 PM CET

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Russia Faces Legal Condemnation by ECHR

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Russia has been found guilty of multiple human rights violations during its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, according to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this reports several media sites.

This landmark ruling underscores the international community's stance on Russia's controversial actions in Ukraine.

International Arrest Warrants Issued

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for Sergey Shoigu, former Russian Defense Minister and current Secretary of the Security Council, and Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the Russian General Staff.

Both are accused of committing crimes during Russia's military campaign in Ukraine, targeting civilian infrastructure and committing crimes against humanity, as detailed by the ICC.

Ukraine's Legal Challenge

Ukraine initiated the legal proceedings, accusing Russia of violating the European Convention on Human Rights through its annexation of Crimea.

ECHR's findings highlight grave breaches including the right to life, prohibition of inhumane treatment, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

This legal development marks a critical step in holding Russia accountable for its actions under international law.