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Saturday, 06 August, 2022

Deputy Ministers of Justice Holds a Lecture "Protection of Georgia

The cycle of lectures on the topic - victories of the Ministry of Justice achieve in the European Courts of Human Rights to protect the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity - continued today in Telavi.

First Deputy Minister of Justice, Tamar Tkeshelashvili and Deputy Minister, Beka Dzamashvili spoke to the audience about the ongoing cases against Russia in Strasbourg and the Hague, which ended with decisions of historical significance for Georgia in the case of the August War.

The Deputy Ministers of Justice explained that the confirmation of the occupation of Georgia by the Russian Federation in 2008 by the Strasbourg Court, recognition of the ethnic cleansing of Georgians in the Tskhinvali region; Also, establishing Russia's guilt for killing and torturing Georgian prisoners of war; The inhuman and degrading treatment of military and civilians is a powerful legal tool for the further de-occupation of our country.

The conversation also touched upon the decision of the Strasbourg court to exclude or recognize as inadmissible more than 3,300 complaints filed against Georgia by residents of the Tskhinvali region, which were filed with the coordination of Russia. According to the Deputy Minister, the fact proves once again that during the 2008 war, the Georgian military acted in compliance with the norms of international law. The lecture discussed the issue of arrest warrants by the Hague Court against 3 "high-ranking officials" of the Tskhinvali region, who are accused of torture and ill-treatment of Georgian civilian prisoners during the August war. After Strasbourg, with this decision, the Hague International Criminal Court confirmed the responsibility of specific representatives of the Russian Federation and the separatist regimes for the crimes committed during the August war.

The event was attended by Irakli Shioshvili, the state trustee in Kakheti region, local government representatives, civil servants, and students of Telavi State University.

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