Russia to pay Georgia 10,000,000 euro

Russia to pay Georgia 10,000,000 euro

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has announced its judgment today in the case of Georgia v. Russia, regarding the collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from Russia in the autumn of 2006.

"The European Court of Human Rights held by sixteen votes to one that Russia has to pay Georgia 10,000,000 euro for non-pecuniary damage suffered by a group of at least 1,500 Georgian nationals," the court’s press office says.

According to initial Georgian government claims, during that period 4,634 expulsion orders were issued by Russian authorities against Georgian nationals, but the ECHR decided not to take these numbers into account, so the number of affected persons was cut to 1500.

The judgement reads Georgian nationals who were the victims of collective expulsion will receive 2,000 euro, and 10,000 to 15,000 euro will go to the victims of unlawful deprivation of liberty and inhuman and degrading conditions of detention.

The Grand Chamber of the ECHR delivered a verdict in 2014 in a case lodged by Georgia against Russia in connection to the deportation of hundreds of Georgian nationals in late September 2006 and early 2007.

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