Published: 1 Dec 2009 | By Furkat Tishaev

The Georgia-Russia conflict: testing the International Court of Justice


On 12 August 2008, the Republic of Georgia lodged an application with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the Russian Federation in connection with the armed conflict which occurred in the South Caucasus that summer. The application complained of violations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), resulting in protection measures being granted against both parties.

In this article, Furkat Tishaev outlines the questions raised by the application under the CERD, and considers the opportunities this provides for the ICJ to examine the broader issues of the South Ossetian conflict. To read the full article, please click on the link below.