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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : Quadripartite Agreement on Voluntary Return of Refugees and Displaced Persons
Record 530

Country :


Agreement Title/Name:
Quadripartite Agreement on Voluntary Return of Refugees and Displaced Persons
Year :
Date Signed :

04 April 1994

Summary :

Agreed to guarantee safety of refugees/displaced persons and to respect their right to return peacefully. Also made provision for freedom of movement; return of property; role of UNHCR and establishment of a Commission to create conditions for refugee return and of a mechanism to reunify families.

Parties :
Georgia, Abkhazia
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
s.3 (c) amnesty for all returning refugees and IDPs, except where evidence of guilt for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and 'serious non-political crimes commited in the context of the conflict'; 3.(g) right to reclaim their movable and immovable property
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 :
This Agreement deals entirely with the return of refugees and displaces persons, guaranteeing their right of voluntary return.
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
4. For the purpose of implementing the agreement, a quadrapartite Commission is established, with the principle task (5.) to formulate, discuss, and approve plans to implement programmes for the safe, orderly, and voluntary repatriation of refugees and IDPs and securing their reintegration; the Commission will establish a working group of experts to undertake an assessment of the
International Community :
Russian Federation, UNHCR (in the text of the agreement, Georgia and Abkhazia are described as 'the parties', yet all four appear to co-sign the agreement); 6. CSCE to have observer on Commission
UN Involvement :
Agreement notes at start the relevant UN SC Resolutions. UNHCR signatory; Preamble sets agreement in context of relevant UNSC resolutions, and Conclusions 18 and 40 of the Exec Committee of the Programme of UNHCR, and the GA res establishing the UNHCR; 6. UNHCR to be represented on quadripartite commission; s.11 UNHCR to have direct and unhindered access to all displaced persons/refugees
Source :

Database hosted on INCORE webservice.

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