10 August 2019, 23:55

South-Ossetian Ombudsperson complains about protracted consideration of claims against Georgia

The Russian advocates representing the interests of the victims of the war with Georgia at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have expanded the evidence base, but have not yet reached any positive decision of the ECtHR, Inal Tasoev, the South-Ossetian Ombudsperson, has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in December 2018, the ECtHR refused to consider seven out of 1500 lawsuits filed against Georgia in connection with the 2008 conflict.

"It was mainly because the ECtHR's requests failed to timely reach our citizens, and, for lack of answers, the ECtHR concluded that applicants had lost interest in their complaints," Mr Tasoev has explained, adding that about a month ago, Russian lawyers came to South Ossetia and updated the information on old applications.

In its turn, on August 21, 2018, Georgia appealed to the ECtHR with a complaint against Russia, accusing it of oppressing Georgians in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

It should be noted that on August 8 commemorative events were held in South Ossetia on the anniversary of the outbreak of armed conflict with Georgia.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 10, 2019 at 11:43 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Anna Dzhioyeva; Source: CK correspondent

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