17 August 2017
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Cassation court to deliver ruling immediately after ECHR hearing

The High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases has announced when it will deliver its verdict in Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal of her conviction in the gas case, according to Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

By "strange coincidence", the judges will deliver their ruling at 10 am on August 29, a day after the public hearing in the case Tymoshenko v. Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko, who was a participant in the appeal process, is heading to Strasbourg, France, where he will represent the ex-premier in the ECHR. After last week’s appeal proceedings, Vlasenko said that the scope of the hearing of Yulia Tymoshenko’s complaint lodged with the ECHR will depend on the ruling in the appeal. But despite these circumstances, the Court will consider the ex-premier’s application with regard to violations of Article 3 (prohibition of degrading treatment or punishment), Article 5 (right to liberty and security), Article 8 (right to private life) and Article 18 (limitation on use of restrictions on rights) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The European Court of Human Rights will hold on August 28 at 2:30 pm (CET) a public hearing in the case Tymoshenko v. Ukraine. After the hearing the court will begin its deliberations, which will be held in private. Its ruling in the case will be made at a later stage.


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