Team of Philip Leach, one of the most famous in the world expert in the field of the European Court, along with the lawyers of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will work on the matters of civic activists who have been held captive by separatists in Slovyansk. Appropriate statements of claim are already submitted to the ECHR.
British Professor Leach is the author and co-author of over 40 books and articles on human rights and justice of the ECHR, particularly a popular in Ukraine manual "Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights”. He has won many actions in the ECHR.
Mykhailo Tarakhkalo, the Director of UHHRU Strategic Litigations believes that such reinforcement significantly adds to the applicants’ chances to win.