Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has stated that the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to dismiss two cases filed by Russia against Georgia regarding the August 2008 war is an important step towards the de-occupation of the country’s two occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).
Zurabishvili wrote on Twitter that the ECHR’s ruling once again showed Georgia on ‘the right side of history.’
In “Bekoeva and Others v. Georgia" and "Shavlokhova and Others v. Georgia”, Georgia was once again shown on the right side of history by the #ECHR.— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) October 21, 2021
The Strasbourg court ruling the appeals inadmissible is yet a new judicial important victory on our path to peaceful deoccupation
The ECHR released its decisions on ‘Shavlokhova and Others v. Georgia’ and ‘Bekoyeva and Others v. Georgia’ on October 21, ruling both cases inadmissible.
Georgia won another lawsuit against Russia over the 2008 Russo-Georgian war in the ECHR on January 21, 2021.
The verdict found Russia responsible for violating the human rights of Georgian citizens, and recognized the Russian-occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions as integral parts of Georgia.