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The European Court of Human Rights, having examined applications of Jioshvili and others — Georgians hailing from occupied Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia — against Russia, allowed for further proceedings based on prima facie evidence.
The Court — having decided to join the applications — will re-examine the admissibility of the application, which argues that Russia, in the aftermath of the 2008 August War, has been violating the European Convention on Human Rights, among others, by barring the Georgian nationals from accessing their homes and property.
Rights Georgia, a Tbilisi-based civil society organization, representing over 400 Georgian nationals behind 59 applications to the Court, explained today, that the ECHR indicated a decision on the admissibility required additional evidence over Russia’s breaches of the Convention, namely, its Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life, Article 13 – right to an effective remedy and Article 14 – Prohibition of discrimination, as well as Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (Protection of property) and Article 2 of Protocol No. 4 (Freedom of movement).