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Thursday, August 18, 2016

ECHR rejects claims of Donbass residents for destroyed houses (28 July 2016)


Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 18:14

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected three complaints from residents of Donetsk and Lugansk region, who demanded that Ukraine offset the cost of the housing they lost as a result of the “anti-terrorist operation” in Donbass. This was stated in the judgment published in Strasbourg on Thursday, July 28th.

Despite the fact that the applicants provided photo evidence of the destruction of their homes during the armed conflict, and the OSCE reports confirming the attacks, the ECHR unanimously rejected the complaint as it was not sufficiently substantiated. Also, the applicants argued that because of the attacks they could have died. The court justified the refusal by saying that the applicants did not provide information to local authorities, which would have confirmed their property rights to the destroyed house. In particular, the court found that the claimants initially provided only their passports as evidence, which is not sufficient justification for their complaints,” stated the message of the ECHR. The document states that the decision is final.

DONi News Agency

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