During Russia-Georgia war both sides violated human rights - EU Special
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 14 /корр. Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The investigation of the Russia-Georgia war in August is not aimed on to establish who started the war but to establish whether there have been any violation of human rights during the war, said at the press conference former Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, and now the special adviser of the EU on legal and constitutional issues in Georgia Thomas Hammarberg.
According to him, there's no question about who started the war, as long as it is "perfectly reflected" in the report of Tagliavini commission and this conclusion is beyond doubt. "Everything is perfectly reflected in the conclusion of Tagliavini, and I advice you to read it properly, as long as this commission is international and there's no doubt about the conclusion. As far as I know, the Hague court has questions only in respect of human rights, and the Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia will provide answers to these questions only," noted Hammarberg.
Hammarberg stressed that during the war human rights were violated. "It's a fact that human rights had been violated by both sides," he said.
Hammarberg believes that during the investigation of the August war investigation should talk to all those people who have any information considering the war.
"As I have already said, it will be investigated, whether the militants violated human rights. I also have an information that the Ministry of Defence holds an investigation on this issue. And by my opinion, any person who has any information should be interrogated. Considering the situation it is probably a normal process," said Hammarberg.
He stressed that by the request of the Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili European Union, represented by their senior Commissioners Ashton and Füle, sent him as a special envoy for 4 months. Hammarberg should help the new government of Georgia by advice on the democratization.