Friday 17 October 2008

Legal Aspects of the Russia/Georgia conflict

The Law Library of Congress has recently released a report entitled Russian Federation: Legal Aspect of War in Georgia (also available as a 14 page [PDF]). The report gives a historic background of the conflict and then
discusses the legal aspects of Russia's invasion into Georgia in August 2008 and Russia's recognition of Georgia's separatist enclaves' independence. The report includes an analysis of relevant aspects of international law and Russian domestic law, as well as an evaluation of Russia's legal justification for its actions.

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