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 Ukraine is one of worst countries to pay compensations following ECHR judgments


April 4, 2018

Ukraine is one of worst countries to pay compensations following ECHR judgments

European Court of Human Rights awarded €1,195,237 of just satisfaction to the applicants against Ukraine. 

It is indicated in the report by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe referenced by European Pravda. 

For reference, the nearly the same sum – €1.2 million – was awarded to the applicants in 2016. In 2015, his sum was €966,000. In 2013, Ukraine lost almost €33 million following the ECHR judgments, and nearly €7.7 million in 2014. 

In 2017, Ukraine observed compensation terms on 45 cases in comparison with 20 cases in 2016. 22 judgments were executed after the end of the payment period. 

Ukraine is the second country after Russia (493 cases) by the number of cases awaiting confirmation of payments. 

Be the end of 2017, there was no available information on 273 cases (in comparison with 213 cases in 2016). These 273 cases include 212 ones awaiting information for more than six months after the end of the payment period. In 2016, there were 166 of these cases. 

It should be reminded that Ukraine is among the countries with the biggest number of new cases registered in 2017 by the European Court of Human Rights. 

Nevertheless, Ukraine executed 100 judgments in 2017 in comparison with 4 cases in 2016.