Analysis: “Extraterritorial jurisdiction in Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea) ” by Andrés Delgado
Last week, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a Decision declaring the inter-state case Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea) (application no. 20958/14) partly admissible. Though the Decision will be followed by a judgment, the examination of the ECtHR jurisdiction contained therein is worth commenting upon.
This case is one of three pending inter-State cases between Ukraine and Russia, and one of 23 inter-State cases ever brought to the ECtHR in all its history. There also are more than 7,000 individual applications concerning events in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine and the Sea of Azov involving the Russian Federation. The case concerns Ukraine’s allegations of a pattern of violations of the European Conv