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Archive for July 12th, 2009

Евросоюз выделил Грузии 12 млн. евро на помощь беженцам

Posted by Info on 12/07/2009

Евросоюз выделяет Грузии транш в размере 12,1 миллионов евро на улучшение условий проживания всем категориям беженцев, начиная с 1990-х годов, пострадавших в результате конфликтов, говорится в сообщении представительства Еврокомиссии в Грузии.

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ECtHR accepts complaint of family of “Ingushetia.Ru” owner to consideration

Posted by Info on 12/07/2009

The European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) has accepted the complaint on violation of Article 2 of the Convention on Human Rights (‘Right to a life’) lodged by the family of Magomed Evloev, assassinated owner of the oppositional website “Ingushetia.Ru” to consideration.

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Disappearances are on rapid rise in Chechnya

Posted by Info on 12/07/2009

According to Ms Estemirova, member of the Grozny branch of the HRC “Memorial”  to the “Caucasian Knot”, people keep coming to the legal office of the HRC “Memorial” in Grozny with their concerns about their missing relatives.

“After cancellation of the counterterrorist operation (CTO) regime in Chechnya, the count of kidnapped residents is in dozens”  stated by Natalia Estemirova.

According to her story, power agents have recently frequented in their reports of liquidated Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Ukrainians; however, human rights activists have reasons to think that these are the disappeared residents of the republic.

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Russia ready to discuss veto of UN Caucasus mission

Posted by Info on 12/07/2009

Moscow rejects blame for closure of UN, OSCE Caucasus missions

Russia will lift its veto on the extension of the UN mission in the Caucasus region if its partners adopt a more pragmatic approach, the Russian president said on Friday.

“On the whole, no one objects to missions. Missions are beneficial, and the UN and EC mission must exist…However, if we are speaking about the mandate of the UN mission, then I believe it should take into account established realities and not create the illusion that nothing has happened, “Medvedev said.

In June, Russia used its veto to block an extension of the UN observer mission’s mandate in Georgia and Abkhazia, in protest against the resolution’s failure to recognize “new political and legal circumstances.”

The monitors are due to leave by July 15.

Russia, which last year recognized Abkhazia as an independent state, objected to a reference in the draft to Resolution 1808 dated April 2008, which affirms Georgia’s “territorial integrity.”

Russia’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, called the reference “political poison” in view of last year’s events in the Caucasus – Georgia’s attack on breakaway South Ossetia, the ensuing Russia-Georgia war, and Russia’s recognition of both South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence.

The UN mission in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone was deployed in 1993 to oversee a ceasefire following a post-Soviet conflict that resulted in Abkhazia gaining de facto independence.

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