Georgia v Russia International Disputes (Discussant)

Author will speak about an inter-state complaint Georgia lodged against Russia after the August 2008 war in South Osetia (Georgia’s breakaway region), the judgment of the ECHR establishing the violation of six articles of the European Convention of Human Rights. Georgia is a state party to the Rome Statute and on March 10, 2022, ICC Prosecutor filed an application for warrants of arrest of three South Ossetian officials. The ICC investigats crimes against humanity (murder, forcible transfer of population and persecution) and war crimes (attacks against the civilian population, willful killing, intentionally directing attacks against peacekeepers, destruction of property and pillaging) committed in the context of August 2008 war. The paper discusses ECHR judgment regarding detention and collective expulsion of more than 2000 Georgian nationals from Russia, who were sent back to Georgia on cargo planes and the Grand Chamber established the violation of article 4 of Protocol No. 4.