91 | July 2023

Complaint against Russian military. One year since Melilla. Justice for Yemenis.


In the war against Ukraine, Russian forces often direct their aggression against civilians through bombing campaigns, executions, torture and sexual violence. These crimes are not simply a collection of haphazard acts of violence by individual soldiers and, rather, must be seen for what they are: a widespread and systematic attack on the Ukrainian civilian population – in other words, a crime against humanity.

In support of an Ukrainian survivor of sexual violence, ECCHR and Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group (ULAG) recently filed a criminal complaint with the German Federal Public Prosecutor demanding investigations into her case and the widespread nature of these crimes.

Read more about this case and others in this newsletter.