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Rodney Dixon KC being led by Ben Emmerson KC is appearing on behalf of the Government of Georgia in hearings before the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR in Strasbourg in the case being brought against the Russian Federation.
The case concerns the conflict that broke out between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 in South Ossetia. Georgia is proceeding against Russia in an inter-State action for violations of the European Convention on Human Rights committed against Georgian civilians during the conflict including in respect of unlawful killings from bombardments and attacks on towns and villages, and torture and ill-treatment of captured prisoners of war and civilian detainees.