Looking for justice

Every citizen who was affected by the russian aggression can receive compensation from 5 000 to 30 000 euros. To receive compensation, one needs to submit an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) within four months from the moment when their rights were violated and no later than January 16, 2023. 

Starting from today, an application to ECHR can be formed online through a respective e-system,

The system includes a list of situations that give a right to appeal to ECHR like the death of a relative, destroyed property, illegal imprisonment, injury, torture, rape, enforced disappearance of a person, and so on. The system simplifies the process of submitting an appeal because it has all the necessary fields for filling out and helps understand what to include in an application. 

To submit an appeal to ECHR one has to fill out a form on the website, upload the required documents, print out an application, and send it out through one of the Ukrposhta offices. 

As you fill out the application, an address of ECHR will be generated automatically, and you need to stick it on an envelope as you pack it in a post office. Delivery of these documents is free.

You can fill out this appeal for your relative if they can’t do it themselves. 

An application is being processed and considered for approximately one year, but there is a high chance that you will receive compensation. 

E-application to form an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights was launched by Swiss-Ukrainian EGAP Program, which is implemented by East Europe Foundation, and. Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. 

To receive advice, please reach out to the public reception of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union in your city: