Tbilisi commends ICC arrest warrant for Ossetian officials – Civil.ge

ministry of justice today Welcome Prosecutor’s decision of the International Criminal Court Three former South Ossetian officers applied for arrest warrants for “another victory for Georgia.”

“This decision proves once again that the gross violations committed against the population of Georgia during August” [2008] Wars are attributed to specific representatives of the Russian Federation and the separatist regime,” the Ministry of Justice said in a statement today.

According to the ministry, it was “a logical continuation of the historic victory” at the European Court of Human Rights, which in 2021 found that Russia had violated six articles of the European Convention in the aftermath of the Russo-Georgian War.

The ministry stressed that the two decisions “confirm that during the 2008 war, the Georgian military acted in full compliance with the norms of international law.”

The ICC prosecutor’s move was also significant as the application indicated that Georgian territories are occupied by Russia, the Justice Ministry highlighted.

“The Government of Georgia will continue to actively work with the Hague Court to bring to justice all other crimes committed against the people of Georgia,” the Justice Ministry said in a statement.

Prosecutor Karim Khan of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague filed Application for warrant late night of 10 March

Investigation started In 2016, ICC judges authorized then-prosecutor Fatou Besnouda to launch an investigation into alleged crimes committed during, during and after the August 2008 war in Georgia.

Georgia, as a state party to the Rome Statute, is obliged to cooperate fully with the ICC – something that does not apply to Russia, as it is not an ICC member.

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