Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation)
International Court of Justice
2008 I.C.J. 353 (2008)
Georgia (plaintiff) brought suit in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the Russian Federation (Russia) (defendant) for alleged violation of the Convention on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) regarding ethnic conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia (parts of Russia) and neighboring areas of Georgia. Georgia alleged Russia sought to forcibly displace individuals with Georgian nationality from the region and prevent Georgia from exercising jurisdiction over areas in the region constituting Georgian territory. Georgia cited a history of racially discriminatory policies on the part of Russia in the region, as well as harassment of Georgian nationals. Additionally, Georgia alleged Russian invaded its territory on August 8, 2008 and enacted racially discriminatory policies since then. Russia disputed these allegations. Georgia requested the ICJ issue provisional measures requiring Russia to refrain from any discriminatory violations of the rights of ethnic Georgians, and to comply with other provisions of the CERD.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.