The website has been functioning since 2003 where at the beginning there
were electronic versions of only 3 books published in Georgian, Rusian and
English with a free copyright. They were prepared within the framework of
regional conflicts research in Georgia.
Since 2005 on the website, which is provided with search system, in the Georgian,
Russian and English languages there are more than 4000 documents and electronic
versions of 7 books published in the same languages, also with a free copyright
Website was filled with new documents and edition in 2008 and 2011.
a) the developed conflicts and their settlement process in autonomous regions of
Abkhazia and South Ossetia – Georgia in 1989-2011
b) prehistory of the conflicts – the creation of these autonomous regions within
Georgia and their legal status in 1917-1988
The following documents are accordingly available on the web site:
1. Acts issued by the power bodies of autonomous regions, aimed at
regionalization, political decentralization, cecession from the State with a
view of further strengthening the sovereignty of these regions;
2. Acts issued by the Georgian Authorities and Governmental (state power)
organs, aimed at strengthening the State sovereignty and territorial integrity
3. Decisions and resolutions made by neighboring States (the USSR, RSFSR,
Russian Federation) and international and regional organizations (the UN, OSCE,
Council of Europe, European Union, CIS);
4. Bilateral and multilateral agreements related to settlement of the conflicts;
5. Other important documents related to the aforementioned problems.
1. the Statutes and Constitutions of the Autonomous Regions;
2. interstate, state and republican agreements with regard of status of the
3. the acts adopted by the organs of state authority of the autonomous regions,
Georgia, North Caucasus Unions, Trans-Caucasus Soviet Federative Socialist
Republic and of the USSR with regard of alteration of the status of these
4. the Constitutions and laws of Georgia and of the USSR concerning the
evolution of the status of autonomous regions;
5. other important documents.
Many documents have been subjected to minor abbreviations-emphasis has been put
on those articles, chapters and paragraphs that most clearly and potently
reflect the major goal of the problem and the essence of the documents
Despite the work done this is not yet a comprehensive and full collection of the
materials (documents) about the problem.
Time to time the website will be updated with the documents not available now as
well as with the new documents about the current situation.
From this point, we are ready for cooperation and will be glad to receive the
proposals and comments from all sides.
The works for creation, loading and putting of the complete website on the internet (in 2005) were financed by the
grant of the Delegation of European Commission in Georgia and Armenia.
The works of filling the website with new documents and edition was financed by the mission of OSCE in Georgia (2008) and “Open society - Georgia” foundation (2011).
The author of the website: Tamaz Diasamidze
Researcher: Lela Saralidze
Translaters and Editors: Nana Japaridze-Chkoidze, Salome Zviadadze, Irina Skhirtladze
Website program maintenance: Gela Pavliashvili and Saba Surmanidze
Computer maintenance: by Ruslan Surmanidze
Web Designer: Malkhaz Varshanidze