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Database - Record for : Agreement on a Ceasefire in Abkhazia and Arrangements to Monitor its Observance ('The Sochi Agreement')
Record 255

Country :

Georgia/Abkhazia

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement on a Ceasefire in Abkhazia and Arrangements to Monitor its Observance ('The Sochi Agreement')
Year :
1993
Date Signed :

27 July 1993

Summary :

Re-established ceasefire and envisaged arrival of international observers. Made provision for a trilateral Joint Commission to include the Russian Federation, which would assume responsibility for maintenance of ceasefire and establishment of interim monitoring groups. Agreed on demilitarisation of the conflict zone; establishment of multinational police force to maintain public order; and measures to return refugees to their home. Also agreed to invite international peacekeeping forces to the area and to the immediate resumption of negotiations.


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 :
6. measures shall be taken to return refugees to their homes and to render assistance to them. The Joint Commission shall set up a special group to ensure that refugee problems are attended to efficiently.
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
2. establishing trilateral Georgian-Abkhaz-Russian interim monitoring groups, their membership to be decided by agmt between the parties. The groups to supervise observance of the ceasefire. The groups may consider appeals from memebrs of the population on various issues. When the intl observers arrive, the interim monitoring groups shall establish close liaison with them. 3. UN and CSCE to be notified of violations of the commitments which the partiesto the conflict have entered into under this agmt. 4. Reps of UN and OSCE to be invited to participate in the newly established Joint Commission on the settlement in Abkhazia. 5. parties invite intl observers and peacekeeping forces to be deployed in the conflict zone, its size and composition to be determined in consultation with the UN. Intl onservers to be deployed along the Gumista, Psou, and Inguri rivers. Immediately after the ceasefure, a multinational police force shall be established for the purposes of maintaining public order.
International Community :
2. establishing trilateral Georgian-Abkhaz-Russian interim monitoring groups, their membership to be decided by agmt between the parties. The groups to supervise observance of the ceasefire. The groups may consider appeals from members of the population on various issues. When the intl observers arrive, the interim monitoring groups shall establish close liaison with them. 3. UN and CSCE to be notified of violations of the commitments which the partiesto the conflict have entered into under this agmt. 4. Reps of UN and OSCE to be invited to participate in the newly established Joint Commission on the settlement in Abkhazia. 5. parties invite intl observers and peacekeeping forces to be deployed in the conflict zone, its size and composition to be determined in consultation with the UN. Intl onservers to be deployed along the Gumista, Psou, and Inguri rivers. Immediately after the ceasefure, a multinational police force shall be established for the purposes of maintaining public order.
UN Involvement :
3. UN and CSCE to be notified of violations of the commitments which the parties to the conflict have entered into under this agmt. 4. Reps of UN and OSCE to be invited to participate in the newly established Joint Commission on the settlement in Abkhazia. 5. parties invite intl observers and peacekeeping forces to be deployed in the conflict zone, its size and composition to be determined in consultation with the UN.
Source :
UN Peacemaker


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