ICJ dismisses case on Georgia-Russia conflict

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) [materials] is inapplicable as Georgia and Russia were not engaged in a dispute over ethnic discrimination prior to the filing of the allegations.
The ICJ dismissed Russia’s objection, holding that there was a dispute between the nations, but the court found that the parties had not completed possible negotiations, a procedural requirement that must be fulfilled before parties may bring their dispute to the ICJ:

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