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Statement of the MFA on transmission by the CoE Committee of Ministers of the ECRI report on Georgia

LogoToday, on 9 June 2010 at their 1087th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies of the Council of Europe transmitted to the Government of Georgia the Report on Georgia adopted by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on 28 April 2010.

The Georgian authorities highly value the work of the monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe inter alia the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. All the recommendations contained in the Report will be carefully examined and we will continue our fruitful co-operation with the ECRI. The Ministry also wishes to state that the Georgian authorities decided to make the document public simultaneously with its official transmission to the Government of Georgia The Ministry shares the concern stipulated in the report that "....the present state of affairs prevents ECRI from examining the situation of populations in the parts of Georgia which are not actually controlled by the Georgian authorities to whom the present report is addressed". The Report further emphasises that "in line with its mission, ECRI registers its deep concern at allegations that ethnic cleansing took place against ethnic Georgians in South Ossetia in the context of the August 2008 conflict. Furthermore, ECRI wishes to express its concern at allegations that ethnic Georgians living in the Gali region of Abkhazia are confronted with serious restrictions in receiving access to education in the mother tongue".

The Ministry wishes to stress that during the next deliberations on the situation in Georgia, the ECRI, as well as other monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe should also examine the situation of the population living on the parts of the territory of Georgia that are referred as "occupied territories" in paragraph 51 of the Report. The Georgian authorities count that the decision-making and political structures of the Council of Europe, namely, the Committee of Ministers and the Secretary General, will act efficiently to ensure that the occupying power allows the monitoring mechanisms of the Council of Europe to fulfill their mandate. In the same context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes that the report refers to the State Strategy of Georgia on the occupied territories: Engagement through Co-operation.

Following statement has been made by Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe Zurab Tchiaberashvili at the 1087th meeting of the Committee of Ministers Deputies of the Council of Europe.

9 June 2010, Tbilisi

Attached documents:

Statement by Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe Zurab Tchiaberashvili

 
 

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