|Originally posted on NATO Parliamentary Assembly Website
RESOLUTION 382 on THE SITUATION IN GEORGIA (November, 2010)
|Presented by the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security and adopted by the Plenary Assembly on Tuesday 16 November 2010, Warsaw, Poland|
1. Commending Georgian authorities on their efforts to further democratic reforms, and in particular, to fight corruption, build democratic institutions and engage opposition in decision‑making;
2. Acknowledging the significant contribution of Georgia to the NATO mission in Afghanistan;
3. Welcoming the conduct of competitive and democratic local elections on 30 May 2010, which, according to international observers, marked progress towards meeting OSCE and Council of Europe commitments, despite significant remaining shortcomings;
4. Welcoming also the process of constitutional reform, but regretting that full use was not made of the advisory mechanism of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe;
5. Deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in Georgia ’s occupied territories of Abkhazia andSouth Ossetia, as well as the ongoing denial of the right of return to Georgian populations displaced from the two regions; (more…)
On August 7, 2010, 12:00 noon approximately 50 Georgians gathered in front of the UN headquarters in New York to protest two years of Russian occupation of Georgia. The protest was peaceful and lasted for an hour. Protesters held flags of Georgia and posters like “Russia get out of Georgia” or “Russia gives us back our homes”.
Among all the protesters were IDPs from Abkhazia who have not been in their homes for almost 20 years.
Photos by Mirian Jugheli