The ECHR refused seven of the 1,500 citizens of South Ossetia in consideration of the claims on the events of 2008


The European Court of Human Rights refused 7 out of 1,500 citizens of South Ossetia to consider claims against Georgia on the events of military aggression in August 2008,told Res agency Inal Tasoev, Presidential Commissioner of South Ossetia for human rights.

“Out of 1,500 claims filed by South Ossetian citizens against Georgia on the events of August 2008 referred to the European Court of Human Rights, seven complaints were rejected. We consider this unreasonable: the court did not take into account all the evidence that was submitted by the lawyers of the claimants, ignoring all the evidence presented, including testimony and documentary evidence,” Tasoev stressed.

The decisive role, in the opinion of the South Ossetian side, was played by the Georgian judge sitting in the House of Judges. “Another moment, which, in our opinion, played a negative role in reviewing these claims, is that the Georgian judge Lado Chanturia, who was appointed there in 2017, was in the chamber that considered them,” the Ombudsman noted.

According to the South Ossetian expert, deputy head of the Presidential Executive Office Alan Dzhussoev, this result was expected for South Ossetia.

“We assumed that the ECHR would rejected the citizens of South Ossetia, because this structure was created as a segment of the common European structure of the united Europe, and since the early 90s this court became more politicized, began to carry other values ​​than those that were originally laid in it. And this was clearly seen during the hearings on Yugoslavia. It is very one-sided and very politicized, its decisions are in the wake of the European policy, and we all know the attitude of Europe towards South Ossetia and the events that occurred in August 2008,” he said.

Dzhussoev noted that "the decisions of this court, the basic values ​​that were laid down during the creation of this organization - the right to life, the right to choose and others - apply to some and do not apply to others, that is, they act very selectively."

“We are allies of the Russian Federation, and now the actions of similar structures, such as the European Court of Human Rights, the Parliamentary Assembly of Europe and others, are aimed at directly or indirectly spite Russia, the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, and South Ossetia is one of the segments of the Russian foreign policy. There could be no other solution,” he stressed.

From a human point of view, according to Alan Dzhussoev, such decisions form a negative opinion in South Ossetian society in relation to European organizations.

Earlier it was reported that last Thursday the European Court of Human Rights announced that did not see grounds for accepting several lawsuits in which residents of Tskhinval accused Georgian armed forces of life-threatening actions. In a press release, the court has noted that the ECHR will not consider two of the three claims of residents of the Republic of South Ossetia to Georgia on the events of August 2008, where the applicants complained about the violation of the right to life, the right to freedom and security provided for by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights. The court found the evidence presented insufficient.

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