Justice Ministry: If Grand Chamber of European Court upholds ruling in Lutsenko case, Ukraine will fulfill it

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July 4, 2012, 12:18 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko

Ukraine will fulfill any decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the lawsuit of former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukrainian Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych has said.

"We will fulfill it," the minister told journalists in Kyiv on July 4, when asked what will the Ukrainian authorities do if the Grand Chamber of the ECHR upholds the court's ruling in the Lutsenko case.

When asked whether Ukraine has funds to pay compensation to the ex-minister, Lavrynovych said, "They are foreseen in the national budget of Ukraine."

As reported, on July 3, the ECHR ruled that the arrest of Ukraine's former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko violated his human rights. The court also obliged Ukraine to pay Lutsenko EUR 15,000 in compensation for moral damage.

The court's ruling is not final and an appeal can be filed within three months.

The EU stated that the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in the case against former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko confirms the concerns over the supremacy of law and politically motivated trials in Ukraine expressed by the European Union earlier.

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gary yellando July 4, 2012, 12:36 p.m.    

just a fiasco by the EU.....they can not out-wit Yanko, he maybe dumb in the head , but as cunning as a fox.....happy days with your Dictator....Ukraine

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Charles Spencer July 4, 2012, 1:18 p.m.    

Gary Yellando....the ECHR is not run by the EU, but by over 47 countries of what is called EUROPE, who have signed up to be its members, the Ukraine and Russia are part of the 47. The decision taken by the ECHR, was a pick out of these 47 Nations, and these 15 Judges ruled against the Ukraine Government in this case was WRONG.The evidence presented to this court was shown to be that the UKRAINE Government, its Judges/Justice system/police had ACTED illegally under the law of the ECHR charter...and this court is the highest court in EUROPE...surpasses the laws of the individual countries. It is a sad reflection of yourself, to say that the EU had a role in this...Google the case and you will see which countries judges acted up on the case. Ukraine can appeal...but I think they will be wasting their time. 1 thing you did get right...Yanko is dumb in the head ,, your words not mine...but he cunning as a fox....a dead fox run over by the morning rush hour on KIEVS major road from Borispol. This man was kicked out before for election fraud...why he not put in prison for that. I agree with your comment that he is a DICTATOR, but the EU will not let him in to the EU that is for certain, he totally fails his people...where they should be the same as Poland is now, part of the EU, becoming a modern place, where the same cannot be said of the sliding backwards all the time.....the poor getting poorer, the RICH getting richer.

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