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Victims of the Russo-Georgian War want to see high-level perpetrators punished

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 18:29

Nika Jeiranashvili of the Open Society Georgia Foundation recently sat down for an interview with Justice Hub’s Janet Anderson in The Hague to talk about, among other things, why the ICC’s investigation into Georgian situation is special: “It represents the first time that the ICC has stepped outside Africa or that it will be the first time that the court will deal with an international conflict,” he said. This piece is a write-up of their conversation and is published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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Georgia and the ICC: a strong beginning, an uncertain outcome

An elderly 	South Ossetian woman walks her cow near a destroyed building in 2008.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 09:46

On 27 January, the International Criminal Court opened an investigation into the crimes committed during the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia in the summer of 2008. Despite being criticised for exclusively targeting the African continent during its initial years, the Court has never ceased to conduct fair and transparent investigations in the interest of justice.

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Who's afraid of the ICC in Georgia?

Courtside Justice with Mark Kersten
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:11

The International Criminal Court (ICC) may have finally found its ‘road out of Africa’. Prosecutors at the ICC have asked the Court’s judges to grant them an official investigation into the allegations of war crimes committed during the war between Georgia and Russia over the territory of South Ossetia.

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Ilya

I think you are incorrect in respect of Russia's claims towards South Ossetia. Actually, it has never claimed South Ossetia to be its part. Moreover, Russia had recently opposed the idea of South Ossetia’s accession, though in a tacit manner. It was somehow missed by the western media, but it's still available e.g. here http://www.civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=28670

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:17
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Jens Stappenbeck

Hello Mark,

thanks for the analysis! After all, the Pre - Trial Chamber could still come to the conclusion that Georgian officials are able (and willing) to conduct investigations themselves, right? How certain are you, that the Court will indeed open an investigation?

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 16:52
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