Inadmissibility decision concerning Ukraine and the Russian Federation

Human Rights Building - Hall Stairs


The Court has declared inadmissible for lack of evidence the applications in the case of Lisnyy and Others v. Ukraine and Russia.

The applicants, Ukrainian nationals, alleged several violations of the Convention about the shelling of their homes during the hostilities in Eastern Ukraine from the beginning of April 2014 onwards.

The Court found that the applicants, having essentially only submitted their passports as evidence, had not sufficiently substantiated their complaints. It reiterated that, generally, if an applicant did not produce any evidence in support of the claims, such as titles to property or proof of residence, the application was bound to be unsuccessful.

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