Monday, September 13, 2010

Hague Court Resumes Hearings in Georgia v. Russia

The UN International Court of Justice (ICJ), located in the Hague, the Netherlands, resumed its hearings in the case where Georgia accuses Russia of the racial discrimination of Georgians in relation to the 2008 Russian-Georgian war over South Ossetia, a breakaway Georgian province. Russia calls the suit “clear abuse of judicial procedures” arguing that Russia is not responsible for any possible racial discrimination in South Ossetia or Abkhazia (another Georgian breakaway region) because it does not exercise control over those territories. The ICJ decision on the jurisdiction issue is expected to be entered in a matter of weeks.

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