Ukraine has entered the top three countries in terms of the number of complaints lodged against it with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Some 61,250 pending applications were registered at the ECHR as of October 31, as reported on the court's official website.

At the same time, of them, 10,100 complaints (16.5%) were filed against Ukraine, which ranks third among all countries.

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The Russian Federation tops the ranking with 14,050 complaints (22.9%) filed against it.

Ukraine is ahead of Romania (8,000 complaints), Italy (3,400), and Azerbaijan (1,950).

ECHR's recent decision on Ukrainian churches in Russia-occupied Crimea

  • The ECHR has decided not to take urgent measures to protect the temples of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in occupied Crimea.
  • The applicants demanded that the actions of the Russian occupying authorities in Crimea aimed at expelling the OCU from the center of its Crimean diocese – the Cathedral of the Holy Princes Vladimir and Olga in Sevastopol, as well as the demolition of the OCU church in Yevpatoria, be stopped.
  • According to the ECHR, the Russian occupying authorities' actions do not pose a serious and irreparable risk of violation of fundamental rights in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights.