The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights on Friday ordered Russia to pay almost €130 million to Georgia for a number of breaches of the European Convention of Human Rights during its 2008 invasion of Georgia.
The judgment concerned the just satisfaction of the court’s January 2021 verdict in the case Georgia against Russia, following Tbilisi’s lawsuit submitted to ECHR in 2008.
The case concerned allegations by the Georgian government to Russia of killing, torture, inhumane treatement of Geogian citzens during the conflict, as well as looting and non-investigation of alleged war crimes.
The court held unanimously it had jurisdiction under Article 58 of the Convention to deal with Georgia’s claims for just satisfaction under Article 41 of the Convention despite cessation of Russia’s membership of the Council of Europe and its failure to cooperate.
The ECHR January 21, 2021 ruling said Georgia won the case against Russia, in which Tbilisi accused Moscow of violating the following articles of the Convestion: right to life, prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, right to freedom and security,right to protection of personal and family life, right to effective legal protection, protection of property,right to educatio and freedom of movement.
The Georgian Dream authorities and the members of the ruling Georgian Dream party have hailed the judgment as “country’s another victory”, which as they said had “reaffirmed” the government’s commitment to “national interests and European values”.
Source : Front News