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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Concluding statement on the results of the second meeting of the Georgian and Abkhaz sides, Geneva, 23-25 July 1998.
Record 21

Country :

Georgia/Abkhazia

Agreement Title/Name:
Concluding statement on the results of the second meeting of the Georgian and Abkhaz sides, Geneva, 23-25 July 1998.
Year :
1998
Date Signed :

23-25 July 1998

Summary :

Welcomed implementation of 1997 Geneva agreement but noted several provisions had not been implemented. Expressed concern that parties were far from agreement on key issues and stressed importance of bilateral contacts and direct dialogue as well as need for immediate implementation of the Coordination Council decision. Reaffirmed determination to put an end to conflict and agreement to refrain from hostile propaganda. Expressed commitment to rights of refugees/displaced persons, and to freedom of movement and security of humanitarian aid workers, and supported strengthened UN involvement. Annexes outlined position of both sides on violence in the Gali district and on the return of refugees.


Parties :
Georgia, Abkhazia
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Expressed commitment to rights of refugees/displaced persons. Annexes outlined position of both sides on the return of refugees- Georgia proposed intl working group and intl guarantees to refugee return process.
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
9. parties stressed need for immediate implementation of the decision taken by the Coordination Council to elaborate a mechanism in which the reps of the sides, the UNOMIG and/or CIS might participate for the investigation and prevention of violations of the Moscow Ceasefire Agmt.
International Community :
Russian Federation (Facilitator), OSCE, Group of Friends of the UNSG (France, Germany, Russian Federation, UK, US) as observers. Support for strengthened UN involvement. Appendix: Statement on behalf of group of Friends and Secretary-General, calling for increased security for UNOMIG and intl humanitarian personnel.
UN Involvement :
UN (Chair), UNDP, UNHCR, UNDP (Facilitator); 3. Parties renewed support for more involvement of the UN in the peacekeeping process.
Source :
on file with author


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