Cover Osteuropa 11/2008

In Osteuropa 11/2008

The “Five-Day War” in Court
Russia, Georgia, and International Law

Angelika Nußberger

Deutsche Fassung


The “Five-Day War” between Russia and Georgia is the subject of a variety of cases before international courts. However, these can address only individual questions such as human rights violations or infringements of the ban on racial discrimination. The issues of international law at the heart of this conflict are very complex and do not allow one-dimensional answers regarding guilt and responsibility.

(Osteuropa 11/2008, pp. 19–40)