Case No. 5114/09 et al.
Judgment Date: 19 January 2017
The 18 applicants were all domestic court judges in Ukraine, ranging from Supreme Court to District level. Proceedings were brought against them for alleged ‘breach of oath’, as established by the High Court of Justice (HCJ), resulting in their dismissal. In each case, the HCJ’s decisions were submitted either to the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) or to the President of Ukraine (depending on the method of judicial appointment) for a final decision. The applicants all unsuccessfully challenged their dismissals before the Higher Administrative Court (HAC) and other domestic courts.
Eleven of the applicants were represented by EHRAC before the ECtHR.