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Database - Record for : Concluding Statement on the Outcome of the Resumed Meeting between the Georgian and Abkhaz parties
Record 348

Country :

Georgia/Abkhazia

Agreement Title/Name:
Concluding Statement on the Outcome of the Resumed Meeting between the Georgian and Abkhaz parties
Year :
1997
Date Signed :

17-19 November 1997

Summary :

Welcomed proposals to strengthen involvement of UN and noted progress had not been made on the pivotal issues. Reaffirmed commitment to non-use of force and condemned acts of violence by armed groups or placement of mines. Agreed to take measures to halt any activity by illegal armed formations, terrorist and other ?subversive groups and individuals? and to take measures to convene a joint commission to resolve any practical issues. Also provided for establishment of a Coordinating Council and placed emphasis on need to resume process of voluntary return of refugees/displaced persons. Agreed to refrain from dissemination of hostile propaganda.


Parties :
Signed only by UNSRSG
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 :
12. emphasis on need to resume voluntary repatriation of refugees and IDPs and 13. agreed on the need to convene joint/bilateral commission to resolve any practical issues arising
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
13. agreed on the need to convene joint/bilateral commission to resolve any practical issues arising with refugee return; 15. agreed programme of action for implementation: a. parties to establish a Coordinating Council and, within its framework, working groups on the following areas: lastign non-resumption of hostilities, refugees and IDPs, economic and social problems; (b) the coordinating council and working groups to convene under the chairmanship of the UNSRSG, with facilitation by the Russian Federation and reps of the OSCE and with Group of Friends; separate groups of experts may be established to advise; 16. meetings of the two sides will be held periodically to consider the progress of the negotiations, to be chaired by UNSRSG
International Community :
talks under the auspices of the UN with the participation of reps of the Russian Federation acting as facilitator, the OSCE; States belonging to the Group of Friends (Germany, France, Russian Federation, UK, US) as observers; 15. agreed programme of action for implementation: a. parties to establish a Coordinating Council and, within its framework, working groups on the following areas: lastign non-resumption of hostilities, refugees and IDPs, economic and social problems; (b) the coordinating council and working groups to convene under the chairmanship of the UNSRSG, with facilitation by the Russian Federation and reps of the OSCE and with Group of Friends; separate groups of experts may be established to advise; 16. meetings of the two sides will be held periodically to consider the progress of the negotiations, to be chaired by UNSRSG
UN Involvement :
signed only be UNSRSG
Source :
on file with author


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