Journalists to Challenge Ukraine in European Court of Human Rights

The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU), the Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP) and the Association of Independent Regional Press Publishers of Ukraine (AIRPU), have decided to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the 168 journalists who have been attacked in Ukraine, since 23 November 2013 (one killed, 167 injured).

The NUJU (member of the International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists) and the Ukrainian publishers have already appointed lawyers from the law firm "Right 24" to bring Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights for violations of the fundamental rights of journalists.

On Thursday, 20 February, the "International Partnership Mission on Safety and Protection of Journalists and Press Freedom in Ukraine" has strongly called for joint efforts to seek international justice, "including through potential submission to the European Court of Human Rights".