Lavrov warns UN court against tackling Georgia’s lawsuit
Sep 16, 2010 22:15 Moscow Time
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) not to grapple with Georgia's lawsuit against Russia, news agencies reported on Thursday.
August 2008 saw a brief Caucasus war between Russia and Georgia over South Osesetia, with Russian troops finally compelling Georgian forces to peace. Moscow then recognized South Ossetia and another breakaway republic of Abkhazia as independent states.
On August 12, 2008, Georgia filed its lawsuit with the ICJ, accusing Russia of discriminating against the Georgian population since 1990.
On September 13, 2010, the ICJ started the public hearings to this effect.