21 October 2021, 23:19
ECtHR dismisses claims of South-Ossetian residents against Georgia for violation of human rights
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) dismissed the complaints filed by residents of South Ossetia about the violation of human rights by Georgian militaries during the conflict in 2008. The Strasbourg Court explained its decision by the fact that the Georgian authorities had lost control over the region.
The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that residents of South Ossetia have filed about 2000 claims with the ECtHR against the Georgian authorities in connection with the 2008 conflict.
These are the events of August 8 and 9, 2008, in Tskhinvali and its environs. The complainants claimed the “disproportionate use of force” against civilians by the Georgian armed forces.
According to the European Court’s decision, the Georgian authorities could not control the situation in the areas in question and therefore the responsibility for those events cannot be placed on them, since “the territory on which the military operations took place was only formally Georgian.”
Source: CK correspondent