April 1, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On April 1, 2011, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled 10-6 that it lacked jurisdiction in a case to determine whether Russia committed human rights abuses following the South Ossetia conflict in the 1990s. The ICJ began hearings on the case after Russia challenged the court's ...[read more]
April 1, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday ruled 10-6 that it lacks jurisdiction in a case to determine whether Russia committed human rights abuses following the secession of two areas of Georgia in the 1990s. The ICJ began hearings on the case after Russia challenged the court's ...[read more]
September 30, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 30, 2009, an EU backed commission found that Georgia violated international law when it shelled the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali in August 2008. The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (IIFFMCG) concluded that "it is not possible to ...[read more]
September 13, 2010
by Brian Jackson
Representatives from Russia and Georgia appeared before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday for the beginning of a hearing to determine whether the court has jurisdiction to hear allegations that Russia committed human rights abuses following the secession of two sections of Georgia ...[read more]
August 7, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 7, 2008, Georgia launched an offensive in South Ossetia, which had maintained de facto independence since the breakup of the Soviet Union. The offensive was intended to reintegrate the territory with Georgia, but prompted Russian intervention, which maintained South Ossetian autonomy. ...[read more]
March 11, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
A group of delegates from the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded a meeting in Moscow Wednesday over Russian claims of war crimes committed by Georgia during the South Ossetia conflict in August 2008. The meeting, which was not attended by chief ...[read more]
October 1, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Georgia violated international law when it shelled the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali in August 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by a European Union-backed commission. The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (IIFFMCG) concluded that it... ...[read more]
September 30, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia, September 30, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on South Ossetia conflict which eventually drew in Russian troops... ...[read more]
August 10, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday submitted a bill to the State Duma that would allow Russian troops to intervene beyond Russian borders. The legislation, proposed in response to last August's South Ossetia conflict, would allow intervention by Russian troops in order to protect Russi... ...[read more]
January 23, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
Both Russia and Georgia must investigate possible violations of the laws of war during and after the week-long South Ossetia conflict in August 2008, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, entitled Up in Flames: Humanitarian Law Violations in the Confli... ...[read more]

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