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Council of Europe to re-examine implementation of ECHR judgment in Yulia Tymoshenko case

The Council of Europe will re-examine the implementation of the April 30, 2013 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine from, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

The supervisory role of the Committee of Ministers is provided for under Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

On September 26, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a decision stating that the High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases rejected without reason Yulia Tymoshenko’s request for the Supreme Court of Ukraine to reopen criminal proceedings and overturn the verdict in the gas case on the basis of the ECHR judgment of April 30, 2013.

With its decision, the Committee of Ministers reiterated the need to receive information from the Ukrainian authorities on the measures adopted and/or envisaged to ensure compliance with Article 18 taken together with Article 5 in the Ukrainian justice system, over and above the reform of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

In its judgement of April 30, 2013, the ECHR recognized Yulia Tymoshenko's arrest during the gas trail as politically motivated and unlawful.

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