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The list includes all EU countries, except for Bulgaria, Greece, Malta, Hungary and Cyprus
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is also seeking accreditation as a non-governmental organization.
23 states, including Germany, submitted applications to the European Court of Human Rights for admission as a third party during the consideration of Ukraine’s claim against Russia. The court in Strasbourg announced this on Friday, September 23.
So, among the 23 governments willing to take part in the review, all EU countries except Bulgaria, Greece, Malta, Hungary and Cyprus. Non-EU countries are represented by Norway.
In addition, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is seeking accreditation as a non-governmental organization. According to the court notice, Iceland and Great Britain are considering the application.
States Parties or non-applicants admitted as third parties may submit written observations.
Although as of September 16, Russia is no longer a party to the European Convention on Human Rights due to its expulsion from the Council of Europe, the ECtHR can still consider crimes committed by Russia before that date. Ukraine filed a lawsuit in court in Strasbourg on June 23.
The lawsuit refers to massive and serious violations of human rights committed by the Russian Federation in the course of military operations on the territory of Ukraine. The government in Kyiv blames Russian troops and other armed formations under Russian control for the fact that thousands of civilians have been killed, injured, detained or disappeared, hundreds of thousands of properties have been destroyed, and millions of people have been forced to leave their homes.