ICC Investigation in Georgia: A Success Story?

Author: Mariam Bezhanishvili
Published: 09.01.2023
The conclusion of the investigation phase in the Situation in Georgia by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has once again brought into the spotlight the often overlooked conflict between Georgia and Russia that took place in August 2008 over the occupied territory of South Ossetia. After months of internal escalation in the breakaway region, Russia invaded Georgian territory in August 2008, marking the beginning of an international armed conflict that involved an initial five-day period of active hostilities followed by the occupation of Georgian (including previously undisputed) territories for several weeks by Russian forces. On 27 January…