ECHR opens proceedings in AMIC Energy’s in Ukraine lawsuit against russia


The European Court of Human Rights has opened proceedings in the lawsuit filed by the Amic Ukraine CFI against the russian federation. The case is entitled “Company with foreign investments Amic Ukraine v. Russia".

"We believe russia must be held accountable for all its crimes against Ukrainians. Therefore, AMIC Ukraine filed a lawsuit with the ECHR and we hope that the Court will support our arguments, as well as other Ukrainian and international companies in Ukraine that have taken such action," stated Günter Maier, Managing Director of Amic Energy.

As was previously mentioned, AMIC Ukraine CFI submitted a lawsuit to the ECHR on January 14, 2023. The company noted that the hostile actions against the civilian population of Ukraine, the sovereign territory, the employees of AMIC Ukraine CFI, and the enterprise as a whole, indicate a gross violation by russia of Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the European Convention of Human Rights, which guarantees the right to peaceful possession of the property. AMIC Ukraine also brought to the Court's attention russia's violation of the basic principles of the United Nations, international humanitarian law and human rights in general.

Due to the specified actions of the aggressor country in certain territories of Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine, AMIC Ukraine’s material assets were looted, destroyed, and seized. These actions of russian troops resulted in the loss of access to the property and the inability to use it in its business activities. The preliminary amount of the claimed damages of AMIC Ukraine CFI in the lawsuit against russia is over UAH 300 million (EUR 8.5 million). The losses caused by russia's actions as a terrorist country are growing day by day, and therefore Amic Energy in Ukraine will demand total compensation at the appropriate stage of the ECHR proceedings.

"As a part of independent Ukraine, our company will support Ukraine in its fight against the enemy until the Victory, helping the Ukrainian army and Ukrainians, as well as defending the rights of Ukrainian business in the international arena," said the spokesman of AMIC Ukraine CFI.