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More cases sent to EHRC in 2016 because of complaints against Romania, Hungary and Turkey


The number of cases at the European Human Rights Court (EHRC) grew considerably in 2016 as a result of complaints against Romania, Hungary and Turkey, a press release of the institution shows.

According to the report presented by EHRC president Guido Raimondi, Romania ranks third on the list of countries against which most decisions were pronounced last year and which infringed the EHRC Convention at least once.

In 2016, EHRC decided against Romania in 86 cases. Russia ranks first (228 decisions), followed by Turkey (88 decisions). Ukraine ranks 2nd (73 decisions), Greece (45th) and Hungary (41st).

Raimondi said that the volume of cases that had reached EHRC was on the drop in 2014 and 2015 but grew considerably last year. “That was because of the situation in three countries: Hungary and Romania because of complaints concerning detention conditions and Turkey after the coup attempt in July 2016,”, the press release showed.

The report released by the EHRC president shows that 79,750 cases expected their solution on December 31, 2016, 23% more than at the end of 2015. Most cases are against Ukraine (22.8%), Turkey (15.8%), Hungary (11.2%), Russia (9.8%) and Romania (9.3%).