This document represents a collection of articles by Georgian, Abkhazian and Russian scholars identifying specific actions needed in four policy areas (human rights of the displaced and the returnees, human security, energy and economic development) in which Georgian-Abkhaz co-operation is deemed appropriate with a view to improving the living conditions of the local population.
CITpax (2009). Georgian and Abkhaz Perspectives on Human Security and Development in Conflict-Affected Areas. CITpax – Toledo International Centre for Peace, A Policy Research Initiative.
Omelicheva, M. Y. (2010). Between commitment and pragmatism: assessing international influence on human rights practices in Georgia. Journal of Human Rights, 9(4), 445-466.
The findings of this study indicate that Georgia’s reference groups, particularly the United States, contributed to its backsliding on human rights by (1) supporting the Georgian government in its goal of rebuilding the state prior to democratizing it and strengthening respect for human rights; (2) redirecting financial and other assistance from democracy promotion to state-building projects; and (3) providing the Georgian government with flattering, yet, misleading feedback concerning the republic’s accomplishments in the area of human rights.
This report examines the growing human rights and governance challenges facing Georgia. It highlights increasing concerns both, internal and international, about Georgian rule of law, media freedom, policing and electoral processes. The pamphlet recommends how Georgia must reform and what the international community should do to support it.
Hug, A. (ed.) (2009). Spotlight on Georgia. London: The Foreign Policy Centre.
As a contribution to promoting sustainable democracy in Georgia and in the wider context in the South
Caucasus region, International IDEA, in partnership with Georgian and regional actors, initiated a programme
of ‘democratic assessment through dialogue’ in Georgia, in autumn 2001.
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (2003). Building Democracy in Georgia: Democratization in Georgia.