European Court of Human Rights confirmed receiving claims against Russia from relatives of MH17 victims


European Court of Human Rights confirmed receiving of the complaint against Russia on MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine in July 2014.

Earlier it was reported that 5 Australian families (relatives of those killed in the crash) appealed to the ECHR with a lawsuit against Russia and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Australian lawyer Jerry Skinner asks the European Court of Human Rights to request the president of Russia the payment of $330 million to families of victims of the shot down Malaysian Boeing.

“We can confirm that the application against Russia concerning the crash of MH17 flight was received on May 9, 2016,” the press service of the court said.

According to the source, there are 33 relatives of victims from Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. The applicants accuse Russia of violating Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (avoiding inhuman and degrading treatment), and Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The press service did not specify when the court is scheduled to consider the complaint.

Russia’s president press secretary Dmitry Peskov said earlier that there can not be any talks about claim until it is accepted for consideration by the court, and the court informs the party against whom the claim is filed.