Tskhinvali. Photo by Tamara Agkatseva for the "Caucasian Knot"

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.”

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 21, 2021 at 01:56 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

All news
ДАННОЕ СООБЩЕНИЕ (МАТЕРИАЛ) СОЗДАНО И (ИЛИ) РАСПРОСТРАНЕНО ИНОСТРАННЫМ СРЕДСТВОМ МАССОВОЙ ИНФОРМАЦИИ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА, И (ИЛИ) РОССИЙСКИМ ЮРИДИЧЕСКИМ ЛИЦОМ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА.

December 04, 2021 11:27

  • Karabakh special services accuse Azerbaijan of killing a shepherd

    Azerbaijani militaries have killed a shepherd from Chartar, who was captured in the neutral zone, the National Security Service (NSS) of Nagorno-Karabakh has informed. Such incidents discredit the Russia's peacemaking mission, the Karabakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has stated.

December 04, 2021 11:25

December 04, 2021 11:23

December 03, 2021 23:55

  • FSB reports about detentions and searches in Karachay-Cherkessia

    A case on terrorism is under investigation in Karachay-Cherkessia after a special operation in which two suspected militants were killed. Searches and detentions were carried out within the investigation into the case, the FSB Department for Karachay-Cherkessia reported.

December 03, 2021 23:52

  • Relatives of suspects killed in Kabardino-Balkaria refuse to cooperate with HRC “Memorial”

    The Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial”* stopped working on the complaints filed by relatives of the suspects killed in the counterterrorist operation (CTO) in Kabardino-Balkaria, as they stopped cooperating with the human rights defenders. The complainants might refuse any attempts to reveal the real reasons for the deaths of their relatives because of pressure on families, the HRC reports.

News archive