DOCUMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF
Negotiation format in Tskhinvali Region/South
Russian President and State Duma on
a. Political and economical self-governance, preservation of national identity and cultural rights for the region;
b. protection of individual human rights for every citizen, permanently residing in the region;
c. integrity and inviolability of Georgian state;
Joint Control Commission (JCC) – failed and outdated framework
JCC set up - 3 vs. 1, makes the format non-functional. Decisions adopted by JCC throughout the years are disregarded, sabotaged and manipulated by JCC “majority”. JCC failed to become a framework for achieving political resolution.
Selective performance and non-fulfillment of mandate by the Russian military contingent, dominant force in JPKF, makes it impossible to accomplish major peacekeeping goal and to set the precondition for the success of the peace process – creation of safe, demilitarized, and secure environment.
Future Negotiation Formats:
outset, conflict settlement can not be achieved if all political and societal
segments of society are not represented at the negotiation table. Political and
socio – economical landscape in Tskhinvali Region /
2 – Sanakoev’s Administration and de facto Tskhinvali authorities
2 – OSCE and European Union
Citing on special value of incorporating Georgia’s Western partners in the processes of confidence building and socio-economical rehabilitation, as well as security sector development and introduction of modern and functioning self governance, inclusion of OSCE and European Union (through European Commission) in political negotiations’ format is pivotal.