Abkhazia: UN Security Council Adopts Standard Resolution on Abkhazia
Unlike the Security Council’s January 31, 2006 resolution, which was a technical roll-over simply extending the UNOMIG mandate for two months until March 31, the recent document also expresses its support for the Abkhaz conflict resolution based on so called ‘Boden Paper’ which defines the status of Abkhazia within the Georgian state.
The March 31 resolution calls on the Georgian and Abkhaz sides “to finalize without delay the package of documents on the non-use of violence and on the return of refugees and internally displaced persons for the Gali district.”
The Security Council also urged the both sides “to follow up on their expressed readiness for a meeting of their highest authorities without preconditions.”
The Security Council urged the Georgian side to address “seriously legitimate Abkhaz security concerns, to avoid steps which could be seen as threatening and to refrain from militant rhetoric.”
The Abkhaz side was urged “to address seriously the need
for a dignified return of IDPs and refugees, including their security and human
rights concerns.” The Security Council also called on the Abkhaz side
to implement its commitment related with deployment of the UN human rights office
and deployment of the UN police advisers in Gali district.
Source: Civil Georgia