Strasbourg Court to announce decision on Georgia’s lawsuit against Russia in 2014
Georgia, Tbilisi, October 16/Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
The decision on Georgia's lawsuit against Russia that has been considered by the Strasbourg Court will be announced in 2014.
'"Such a response was received by the agency after the Minister of Justice Thea Tsulukiani took an interest in the fate of the lawsuit and reminded the Strasbourg court that the verbal proceedings on this case were completed in June 2012. In response, the Court did not specify why the publication of the decision was late', a statement of Georgia's Ministry of Justice published on Tuesday said.
In connection with the mass deportation of Georgians from Russia, Georgia filed a lawsuit against Russia in the Strasbourg Court in March 2007. On April 16, 2009, there was an verbal hearing on this lawsuit attended by the Georgian and Russian sides. On June 30, 2009, the court recognised the lawsuit as being justifiable and given the importance of the case, handed it over for consideration of the Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court.
That Court questioned witnesses within the hearing beginning February 1, 2011, over five days. The first two days were devoted to listening to 10 witnesses presented by the Georgian side and in the following days, the court heard the witnesses from the Russian side.
On June 13, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court again heard the arguments of the parties, after which the court concluded its consideration of the case in essence.
This year, Georgia's Minister of Justice Thea Tsulukiani officially took an interest in the fate of Georgia's lawsuit against Russia and requested a written response about when the decision on the above mentioned case will be announced.