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ICC Authorizes Investigation Into 2008 Russia-Georgia Conflict

International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have authorized an investigation into allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed during the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict.   A three-judge panel at the Hague-based court on Wednesday gave prosecutor Fatou Bensouda approval to investigate crimes allegedly committed in and around the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia in August 2008,  by rebels possibly backed by Russian forces, as well as by Georgian...

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