Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine and rejoining Russia, treated in the US-and-allied world as being justification for the explosive re-emergence in 2014 of America’s Cold War NATO alliance is the paramount geopolitical issue in our era.
Ukraine’s Human Rights case against Russia in the ECHR is nothing more than a thinly veiled referendum on Russia’s membership in the Council of Europe
It seems that Western governments are given to condemning referendums when they don’t suit their purpose and ignoring UN Resolutions to hold them when that action would be embarrassingly inconvenient for the country involved.
The politicians and mandarins in London consider the Chagos Islanders to be inconsequential pawns and will never allow them to have a vote about their future, as took place in Crimea. So much for Britain’s new-found desire to “defend human rights across the globe.”