Georgian Justice Minister Rati Bregadze stated to Parliament on Friday in the format of a Ministerial Hour that a consolidated database of individuals impacted by the 2008 Georgia-Russia war had been presented to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECHR).
He claims that approximately 35,000 victims are on the list of individuals who would get compensation from the Russian Federation. “Georgia won all the complaints filed against it in connection with the August War,” said the minister.
“Over 3,300 complaints were filed against Georgia this year, and Georgia won all of them. It underscores once again that Georgia is right in all disputes against Russia,” he added.
According to Bregadze, the Hague direction was also successful this year, since an arrest warrant was issued against three people who perpetrated war crimes against the Georgian people in 2008.
Figures from the Strasbourg Court are the strongest sign of the country’s ongoing reform, the minister added.
“Only 138 cases against Georgia are now being reviewed, which is a record low. It is essential to make a comparison to avoid forgetting history. The court received between 3,000 and 4,000 cases against Georgia in 2011-2012. These are the data that demonstrate people’s legal status in Georgia. It’s a strange paradox: these people leave the hall because they have nothing to say other than a talentless, disrespectful, cursing performance. They have nothing to say and hence leave the hall,” Rati Bregadze explained.
National Movement members left the plenary session hall in protest.