ECHR: Russia must pay Georgia €10,000,000 for arrest, expulsion of Georgians in ‘06-’07

Only one judge came out against the judgement announced by the ECHR. Photo: CoE., 31 Jan 2019 - 15:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has announced its judgment today in the case of Georgia v. Russia, regarding the arrest, detention and collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from Russia in the autumn of 2006.

The European Court of Human Rights held by sixteen votes to one that Russia has to pay Georgia 10,000,000 euros for non-pecuniary damage suffered by a group of at least 1,500 Georgian nationals,” the court’s press office says.

The judgement reads Georgian nationals who were the victims of collective expulsion will receive EUR 2,000, and EUR 10,000 to EUR 15,000 will go to the victims of unlawful deprivation of liberty and inhuman and degrading conditions of detention.

The Council of Europe will control the enforcement process of the judgement,” Georgian Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani says.


See the judgement here.