MINELRES: Georgia Ratifies CoE Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities on October 13, 2005

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Sat Oct 15 04:19:01 2005


Original sender: David Milner <David.MILNER@coe.int>


Georgia Ratifies CoE Convention on National Minorities 
14/10/05 - Civil Georgia / Georgia 

The Georgian Parliament ratified, with a 125-5 vote, the Framework Convention 
for the Protection of National Minorities on October 13. Ratification of this 
document was part of Georgia’s commitment undertaken while joining the Council 
of Europe in 1999.

But in a clause made by the parliamentarians to the ratified document Georgia 
refrained from undertaking a commitment to ensure the conditions which would 
make it possible to employ minority languages in relations between the 
representatives of the national minority groups and administrative authorities 
in areas predominantly populated by national minorities.

The Georgian side also states that it will not be responsible for implementing 
provisions of the Convention on the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

 



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