About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:44 - 22 Sep.'14
 
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
22 Sep.'14 17:44
Georgian Defense Minister Meets Secretary of U.S. Army
Bilateral defense cooperation and regional security discussed, Alasania said.
21 Sep.'14 18:17
PM Heads to New York for UN General Assembly
Garibashvili will deliver speech at annual general debate and hold series of bilateral meetings.
20 Sep.'14 19:53
At UN Security Council, Georgia Pledges Support to anti-IS Coalition
Georgian FM used her address to also condemn Russia’s “military aggression” against Ukraine.
20 Sep.'14 18:41
Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Georgia
The visit comes two weeks after the U.S. Secretary of Defense held talks in Tbilisi.
19 Sep.'14 23:57
Saakashvili’s Property Impounded
"Very good if it has been impounded," PM Garibashvili said.
19 Sep.'14 13:39
U.S. Senate Committee Backs Major Non-NATO Ally Status for Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bill envisaging granting this status to the three countries.
18 Sep.'14 21:31
Sokhumi Wants Change of Format and Agenda of Geneva Talks
Breakaway Abkhazia’s FM says Sokhumi strongly against discussing issue of refugees at Geneva talks.
17 Sep.'14 22:49
Bill to Delay Full Application of Jury Trial System
Govt-proposed bill to postpone expanding of now limited application of the system for two years.
16 Sep.'14 18:58
Tbilisi Rejects Crimea Elections
“Georgia reiterates its clear support to the Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity,” Georgian MFA said.
16 Sep.'14 14:10
Top NATO Commander Praises Georgia's Interoperability with the Alliance
Gen. Breedlove said the Georgian forces have done “an extremely good job” in this regard.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
32