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International Crisis Group – Georgia’s Armenian and Azeri Minorities

Georgia is a multinational state, building democratic institutions and forging a civic identity. However, it has made little progress towards integrating Armenian and Azeri minorities, who constitute over 12 per cent of the population 다운로드. Tensions are evident in the regions of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo-Kartli, where the two predominantly live and which have seen demonstrations, alleged police brutality and killings during the past two years 퀀텀 브레이크 다운로드. While there is no risk of these situations becoming Ossetian or Abkhaz-like threats to the state’s territorial integrity, Tbilisi needs to pay more attention to minority rights, including use of second languages, if it is to avoid further conflict 다운로드.

International Crisis Group. (2006). Georgia’s Armenian and Azeri minorities. International Crisis Group.