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UNPO: Human Rights Report Mission Abkhazia 1992-1994

UNPO: Human Rights Report Mission Abkhazia 1992-1994

The mandate of the UNPO Coordinated Human Rights Missions was to investigate and report on the human rights situation in Abkhazia. The various missions took place from 1992 – 1994.

Human Rights Advocates
Pax Christi International
International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic, Religious, Linguistic and other Minorities
Covcas Centre for Law and Conflict Resolution
And
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

Prepared by Ms Pauline Overeem
In cooperation with the members of the mision
The Hague

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. UNPO Coordinated Human Rights Mission: Introduction
a. Background to the UNPO Coordinated Mission
b. Previous Missions
- The UNPO General Secretary's mission - July 1992
- Pax Christi International Mission - July-August 1992
- UNPO Parliamentary Mission - Novemer 1992
c. Mandate of the UNPO Coordinated Mission
d. Participants to the UNPO Coordinated Mission
- Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)
- The International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic, Religious, Linguistic and other Minorities
- Human Rights Advocates
- Covcas Centre for Law and Conflict Resolution
- Pax Christi International

e. Itinerary of the UNPO Coordinated Mission
II. Findings
a. Introduction
b. War Damage and Suffering
c. The Armed Forces
- Georgian Army
- Abkhazian Army
d. Prisoners of War (POWS); Missing in Action (MIAs); Hostages
e. Refugees
f. Sochi Agreement

III. Developments since the End of the Fighting
a. Measures for Protection of Human Rights by Abkhazian Authorities
b. Measures for Protection of Human Rights by Georgian Authorities
c. Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
d. Geneva Memorandum and Political Settlement of the Conflict
IV. Recommendations
VI. Footnotes
Appendices
- Timeline - Course of the war and Events after the War
- UNPO Factsheet and Map of Abkhazia
- Sochi Agreement
- Memorandum of Understanding
- List of Documents collected by the Mission

The full report in PDF can be downloaded by clicking here (325 KB)

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