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An oral hearing on the suit of Georgia against Russia was held in the Strasbourg court

2011-09-22 17:34

An oral hearing on the suit of Georgia against Russia was held in the Strasbourg court. 22325.jpegAn oral hearing on the admissibility of the interstate claim of Georgia against Russia was held today at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. As reported by "Georgia-News" referring to the press-service of the court, further hearing on this case will be held behind closed doors.

"After the hearing the court will start its work which will be held behind closed doors" - said in a message. The decision on this matter will be made "at a later stage", was said further in the document.

Recall, Georgia appealed to the Strasbourg Court on August 11, 2008, saying about alleged Russia's violations of a number of norms of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms during the conflict in August 2008 and later.

Russia presented very weak arguments, said representatives of Georgia.

"As for me, i didn't expect such weakness of arguments presented by the Russian side. For example, they argued that precedent-related proceedings of the court should be revised and everything before proceedings was wrong. Also, despite the fact that they (the Russian side) have hired foreign lawyers there somehow remains anti-American mood and they have frequently cited American involvement in the conflict of 2008. It's a little surprising" - said the representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe Mamuka Zhgenti in an interview after the hearing.

In turn, according to representative of Georgia in the Strasbourg court Meshoradze Levan, there was nothing unexpected during the hearing.

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