About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:08 - 26 May.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
ICJ to Decide on Merits of Georgia v Russia Case
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 18 Sep.'10 / 19:31

International Court of Justice concluded on September 17 public hearings on Russia’s preliminary objections in the case filed by Tbilisi against Moscow two years ago.

The Hague-based court said it would render judgment on Russia’s preliminary objections at a public sitting, “the date of which will be announced in due course.”

In its case filed before ICJ on August 12, 2008, Georgia claims Russia violated its obligations under the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) during three distinct phases of its interventions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the period from 1990 to August 2008.

But Russia claims that ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear the case. The sides presented their oral arguments before the court during the two rounds of public hearings held between September 13 and September 17.

Russia requested ICJ to declare that it lacks jurisdiction over the claims brought by Georgia and the latter requested the court to dismiss Russia’s objections and to accept Georgia’s case against Russia as admissible.

If the court decides in favor of Georgia and rules that it has jurisdiction, ICJ will hold separate hearings later on the merits of the complaint.

Latest News
26 May.'15 17:08
Georgia Marks Independence Day
Independence Day was marked with festivities and outdoor events in Tbilisi and other parts of the country
26 May.'15 13:57
Defense Minister Visits Georgian Troops in Afghanistan
She marked the Independence Day together with Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan.
25 May.'15 21:13
Four MPs Quit UNM Opposition Party
This is the first time when high-profile members of UNM quit the party since 2012 elections.
25 May.'15 13:09
Business Associations Slam Bill on Banking Supervisory Agency
Business lobby groups have warned that the bill, if approved, will put banking sector in jeopardy.
24 May.'15 10:36
President’s Office Warns Against Bill on Banking Supervisory Agency
GD MP, who co-sponsored the bill, criticizes c.bank for “not reflecting interests” of ruling coalition.
23 May.'15 11:53
PM Garibashvili: ‘Riga Summit Success for Georgia’
Opposition says government failed to achieve desirable results from Riga summit.
22 May.'15 18:40
Georgia in Riga Summit Conclusions
“I’m very optimistic about liberalizing visa regimes for Ukraine and Georgia,” Juncker said.
22 May.'15 11:51
Preparations Underway for Marking Independence Day
Some of the central squares and streets will be closed to traffic in runup to and during events.
21 May.'15 23:02
Georgian PM: ‘We Expect to Get EU Visa Waiver Maybe Next Year’
“Political decision has already been made, now technical procedures remain,” the PM said in Riga.
21 May.'15 21:56
EU’s Tusk: ‘Riga Summit Not About Announcing Giant Steps’
Partnership with its Eastern partners will go forward “step-by-step”, President of European Council said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
53