Georgian PM, ICC chief prosecutor discuss investigation into 2008 Russia-Georgia war

During her investigation ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda intends to meet with people affected by the Russia-Georgia war. Photo from the movie- Five Days of August., 16 Feb 2018 - 23:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany today.

Kvirikashvili and Bensouda discussed an ongoing investigation into Russian war crimes during the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.

The parties believe that with the help of the ICC, the Government of Georgia is doing its best to bring those responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Georgian population to justice.

Welcoming the opening of the ICC Field Office in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, PM Kvirikashvili hoped Georgia will further promote the productive cooperation and streamline communication with the ICC.

The Georgian delegation headed by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili meets with the ICC chief prosecutor meet in Munich. Photo by the PM's press office

  • The ICC announced the launch of an investigation into the 2008 Russia-Georgia war crimes in 2015.
  • The ICC chamber made this decision after examining the prosecutor’s request and supporting material, including representations by or on behalf of 6,335 victims of the conflict.
  • Russia refused to cooperate with the ICC within the investigation, stressing that the armed conflict was provoked by Georgia.
  • The Government of Georgia is fully cooperating with the ICC in the investigation process.