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International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation)
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and other provisional measures to protect rights under international treaties without deciding the merits of a dispute, may be assessed by the International Court of Justice under certain circumstances. Facts. The Russian (D) violation of the Convention on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) was the ground upon which Georgia (P) brought suit against the Russian Federation (D). Ethnic cleansing in the South Ossertia and Abkhazia regions of Georgia (P) were the allegations Georgia (P) slammed against Russia (D). The protection of rights under the CERD was what Georgia asked the International Court of Justice to determine and not the merits of Georgia’s (P) argument on the CERD which Russia (D) had breached.
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