The Georgian Justice Ministry on Friday highlighted “another historic victory” of the country against Russia in a European Court of Human Rights case related to the 2008 war between the two states, after the ECHR ordered the Russian Government to pay up to €130 million for the benefit of 24,000 Georgian citizens affected during the war.
The Ministry said the decision had followed a “thorough analysis of the evidence of violations committed by Russia against the population of Georgia” during the five-day conflict in August of that year.
It added the evidence had been submitted by the Government of Georgia to the Court in January 2022, with the authorities demanding compensation for the victims during the conflict that saw Russian armed forces invade Georgian territory and subsequently occupy parts of it.
The Ministry said enforcement of the ruling would continue in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and “after Russia pays the compensation, the money will be distributed to the victims”.
It also thanked state agencies involved in the collection of the evidence for the case, which follows other ECHR decisions in favour of Georgia or its citizens, and against Russia, in cases related to the war and concluded over the recent years.