Press Release

Tymoshenko ruling illustrates selective justice by Ukraine

Brussels
, 30.04.2013 - 12:45
Courtroom detail

 In reaction to today's ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Julia Tymoshenko vs. Ukraine, the Chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Elmar Brok MEP, said:

"The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights confirms the trial against Ms Tymoshenko was politically-motivated. Ms Tymoshenko must be freed immediately."

"The ruling illustrates the selective and politically-motivated justice in Ukraine. The European Court of Human Rights found that Ms Tymoshenko's pre-trial detention had been arbitrary. Ukraine is still miles away from fulfilling European standards."

"The part of the ruling concerning her health constitutes in no way an acquittal of the Ukrainian justice system, but is based on formal grounds due to a missing medical examination. The ruling illustrates the necessity for Ukraine to end its selective justice as a pre-condition for signing the association agreement", concluded Brok.

Note to Editors
The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 269 Members and 3 Croatian Observer Members.

MEP Contacts

-
Elmar BROK
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845323 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849323
Email: elmar.brok@europarl.europa.eu

Press Contacts

Lasse Böhm
Head of economy and environment policies
Phone:

Latest

#DiscoverEU
07.12.2016 - 07:04

More than free train tickets: our Interrail proposal

There is more to this proposal than free train tickets. It is an investment in young people and in Europe’s future. It reinforces the main aim...
Germany Raises Security Level
05.12.2016 - 17:16

Anti-terror law: there is no freedom without security

Today, the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on a new Directive about EU nationals who travel...
Make robotics work for us, with common EU policy
05.12.2016 - 15:00

Make robotics work for us, with common EU policy

With robotics and artificial intelligence becoming increasingly cross-border, the EU is debating the creation of a common policy on the technology to...
Green light to EU - US data criminal law sharing
01.12.2016 - 15:45

Green light to EU - US data criminal law sharing

The European Parliament today approved the agreement between the EU and the US on sharing data between the two continents in the area of law...

Highlights of the week

05.12.2016 - 09.12.2016
Stop Extremism

Stopping foreign fighters

The European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee will vote on Monday on a new law regarding EU nationals who travel...
Single European currency decreasing

What laws for Uber or AirBnB?

The EPP Group will host a hearing on the collaborative economy on Wednesday. This new type of economy, sometimes called the sharing economy, is...
Erasmus+

Improving the efficieny of Erasmus+

Erasmus+, launched in 2014, is based on a long historical development of EU programmes in education and training and youth. The implementation Report...
Brian Hayes MEP