Georgia Demands Urgent Decision against Russia to Avoid Ethnic Cleaning of Georgians

Politics Materials 8 September 2008 14:23 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 8 September / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Nika Gvamariya, Georgian Justice Minister, will represent Georgia during the consideration of the lawsuit against Russia in Hague. Gvamariya said to journalists that Georgia would submit a petition at the consideration of the lawsuit at 12:00pm at Georgian local time, to take temporary measures against Moscow

"Under the complicated situation, we submitted a petition to the Hague Court to take a temporary decision to prohibit Russia's anti human actions in the conflicting zone," the Minister said.

"We will receive a response to our petition soon," Gvamariya said.

The hearing will be held in the UN International Court in Hague from 8 to 10 September. Georgia insists on the hearing to be held due to Russia violated the International Convention regarding race discrimination.

The initial statements by plaintiff and defendant will be voiced on 8 September.

Georgia appealed to the UN International Court on 12 August.

At the night of 8 August, large-scale military operations were launched in the self-declared South Ossetia republic. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later the Russian troops entered the city and drove the Georgian forces back to the Georgian territory.

On 12 August, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has decided to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.

It was decided to keep Russian peacekeepers and international observers in the territory of Georgia.

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