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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : Istanbul Statement of the Georgian and Abkhaz sides on confidence-building measures
Record 418

Country :


Agreement Title/Name:
Istanbul Statement of the Georgian and Abkhaz sides on confidence-building measures
Year :
Date Signed :

9 June 1999

Summary :

. Agreed to address issue of exchange of hostages and prisoners, to support joint investigations of incidents threatening stability, and to ensure implementation of 24 Sept 1998 Protocol. Provided for the revival of activities of working groups within framework of Coordinating Council, and the development of mechanisms for exchange of information, especially between mass media and law?enforcement organs.

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 :
1. sides agreed to hold special meeting to address the issue of the exchange of hostages and prisoners
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
8. law-enforcement organs of the two sides to establish direct communication links.
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Georgian and Abkhaz delegations comprised reps of the interlligentsia, directors of major industrial and agri enterprises, elders, military, and others
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
3.c. working group to develop proposals or range of socio-economic issues (to be financed with support of UNDP)
Enforcement Mechanism :
3. to revive the activities of the working groups within the framework of the Coordinating Council; Implemenation wull be carried out within the framework of the Coordinating Council and through bilateral contact. The UN will provide logistical support as necessary, in the implementation of these measures.
International Community :
Russian Federation (facilitator), Group of Friends participated, and UNSRSG. 7.e. to request BBC to sponsor training courses for Georgian and Abkhaz journalists in London. Turkey hosted Talks.
UN Involvement :
UNSRSG signatory to agmt
Source :
on file with author

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