Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression can apply to the European Court of Human Rights online and receive compensation from 5000 euros


Every citizen who suffered from the Russian aggression can receive compensation from 5,000 to 30,000 euros. To do this, it is necessary to have time to submit an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) within four months of the violation of their rights, but no later than January 16, 2023.

Since today, it is possible to form an application to the ECHR online through the appropriate electronic system:

The system specifies a list of situations that entitle a person to apply to the ECHR: death of a relative, destroyed housing, injury, illegal deprivation of liberty, torture, rape or enforced disappearance of a person. The system simplifies filing an application, as it contains all the necessary fields to fill in and prompts citizens what exactly should be specified.

To file a claim to the ECHR it is necessary to fill in a form on the site, download the necessary documents, print and send the application to one of the branches of Ukrposhta.

When filling out the application, an ECHR address will be automatically generated, which should be affixed to the packaged item of mail at the post office. Postal services for the sender are free of charge.

It is also possible to fill the application for a relative, if he/she cannot submit it himself/herself.

The period of consideration of the application can be from one year, the probability of obtaining compensation is high.

The electronic application for forming an application to the European Court of Human Rights is launched by the Swiss-Ukrainian Program EGAP, implemented by the East Europe Foundation, and the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

For advice, contact the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union's community liaison office in your city.