Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 6 / Trend, E.Ostapenko /
The International Court of Justice will hold public hearings in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Organization's press release says.
The sides on the case during the two rounds of oral debate can express their positions and offer arguments for its defense.
Georgia instituted proceedings against Russia for violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Aug. 12, 2008.
Georgia requested the Court to order "the Russian Federation to take all steps necessary to comply with its obligations under CERD".
Oct.15, 2008 the Court announced decision on temporary measures. The Court indicated inter alia that both Parties shall refrain from any act of racial discrimination and from sponsoring, defending or supporting such acts; that they shall facilitate humanitarian assistance; ensure the right of persons to freedom of movement and residence within the border of the State, protect the property of displaced persons and of refugees.
International Court of Justice is one of the six principal organs of the UN. This is the only international judicial body of the universal nature, which settles disputes between states. It consists of 15 judges elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council for nine years.
States parties to the Statute of the Court are 192.