European Court of Human Rights dismissed the complaints of residents of Donbas
10:17 / 28 Jul. 2016 / 953
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected three complaints of the residents of Donbas, demanded from Ukraine and Russia Federation compensation for the cost of housing, they had lost due to the hostilities stated in the court decision, released in Strasbourg on on 28 July.
Despite the fact that the applicants provided images of damages of their houses during the armed conflict and the OSCE reports as well confirming the attacks, the ECHR unanimously rejected the complaints as not sufficiently substantiated. Also, the applicants noted that they might have been killed due to shelling.
The court justified the refusal by the fact that the applicants have not provided the information from the local authorities that could confirm the applicants’ rights to ownership of destroyed houses. “In particular, the court found out that the applicants initially gave as evidence only their passports, that is not sufficient justification for their complaints”, – stated in the message of the ECHR.
Earlier, it was reported that the UN helped rebuild houses in Luhansk.
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