About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:25 - 30 Mar.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russia 'Satisfied' with ICJ Ruling
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 1 Apr.'11 / 17:51

Russia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Roman Kolodkin (right) and Kirill Gevorgian (left), a director of legal department at the Russian Foreign Ministry, at the public hearings of the International Court of Justice on April 1. Photo: Courtesy ICJ/Fotoburo Dijkstra BV/Peter Brom

The Russian Foreign Ministry welcomed a ruling by the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) that it had no jurisdiction to hear on merits case filed by Georgia against Russia on August 12, 2008.

“The Russian side is satisfied with the decision,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement. “The decision has been made with convincing margin of 10 votes to six.”

Kirill Gevorgian, a director of department for legal affairs at the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in The Hague after the decision was announced: “It is a very, very good decision. It is exactly what we were trying to prove to the court.”

Georgia said it would try to settle “procedural” and “technical” issues, which have been cited by ICJ behind its decision, to pursue legal actions against Russia for violation of 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.

Latest News
30 Mar.'15 17:25
Parliament Bureau Sets Format for President’s Annual Address
President’s state of the nation address will be followed by speeches of chairs of parliamentary factions.
30 Mar.'15 14:28
NATO Envoy: Pace of Implementation of Substantial Package with Georgia ‘Very Good’
Both Georgia and NATO are moving “fast” in this process, James Appathurai said.
28 Mar.'15 19:07
Businessman Fatally Shot in Tbilisi
Khardziani, who was shot several times outside his home in Tbilisi center, died in hospital.
28 Mar.'15 17:14
Usupashvili Calls to Intensify Work of Constitutional Commission
“The goal is to improve the existing constitution and not to adopt a new one,” he said.
27 Mar.'15 17:05
Georgia Appoints New Envoy to NATO
Alexander Maisuradze has replaced Levan Dolidze as Georgia’s ambassador to NATO.
27 Mar.'15 16:29
EU’s ENP Progress Report on Georgia
Georgia made “some progress” with “achievements notably” in human rights, report says.
26 Mar.'15 23:40
At Press Conference PM Slams Media
“Information about deeds done by the government is not properly delivered to the public,” he said.
26 Mar.'15 16:12
PM Says Too Preoccupied with Domestic Affairs to Visit Ukraine Now
“I am preoccupied with domestic affairs and I maximally try to avoid foreign visits,” he said.
26 Mar.'15 13:49
PM Downplays GD Coalition Member’s ‘Unacceptable’ Anti-Western Rhetoric
MP Topadze’s remarks are “unacceptable”, but “there is nothing tragic or special” about it, he said.
25 Mar.'15 23:54
C.Bank Keeps Key Rate at 4.5%
External factors continue to have negative affect on Georgian economy, central bank said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
8