Feb 13, 2007

Abkhazia: Assessment of Human Rights

Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights plans to assess the Georgian authorities’ activities in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Below is an article published by Civil Georgia:

CoE [Council of Europe] Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg will visit Georgia on February 12-18 to assess the human rights situation in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as in the Adjara Autonomous Republic, the CoE reported.

In Tbilisi the CoE Commissioner will meet with the country’s leaders, parliamentarians and leading human rights experts. The visits to Abkhazia and South Ossetia will include meetings with de facto authorities and representatives of local civil society.

Commissioner Hammarberg will assess the Georgian authorities’ activities regarding their obligations towards the Council of Europe, especially in relation to the treatment of national minorities, internally displaced persons, migrants and asylum seekers.