The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a strict interim resolution on the so-called. case of deportees
According to the agency, during the meeting, the Georgian mission stressed the importance of implementing the Strasbourg Court’s decision in the case under consideration and expressed a clear position that, despite the termination of the status of a member of the Council of Europe for the Russian Federation, the respondent state is still obliged to unconditionally implement the decision.
In addition, as noted in the information, in the framework of the debate of the Committee of Ministers, the absolute majority of delegations strongly condemned Russia’s failure to fulfill the above obligation and fully shared the position of Georgia.
The secretariat of the committee must provide an opinion on the implementation of the decision in the case before the next meeting, which will be held in December 2022.
According to the decision of the Strasbourg Court of January 31, 2019, the Russian government was obliged to pay the Georgian side 10,000,000 euros to pay the victims of the mass deportation from Russia in 2006. However, despite the efforts of the Georgian side and the Committee of Ministers, which ended with the signing of a memorandum of understanding at the end of 2021, Russia has not yet paid the amount.
At the initiative of the Georgian side, the committee will return to consider the deportation case at the next meeting, in December 2022, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.