“If the ICC fails in Georgia, it will be the same in Afghanistan and Palestine"

05.07.17

Stéphanie Maupas, correspondent in The Hague
Graves of Georgian victims of the Russian-Georgian war Graves of Georgian victims of the Russian-Georgian war ©Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP

Lawyer Nika Jeiranashvili has been based in The Hague for the Open Society for nearly a year monitoring progress of the Georgia case before the International Criminal Court (ICC). In January 2016, ICC judges authorized the opening of an investigation into crimes committed during the lightning Russo-Georgian war of summer 2008. But the Open Society lawyer thinks the ICC lacks a strategy and has not yet realized all the challenges it faces.