Georgia-Abkhazia: The Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions

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19 October 2018

The War Report article Georgia-Abkhazia: The Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions presents an overview of the Georgia-Abkhaz conflict, including its historical elements, the first conflict that began in August 1992, violence that sparked in 1998 and 2001, the August 2008 war, the six-point agreement of 12 August 2008 and developments in 2018.

Recent Developments in 2018, Main Actors Involved and Humanitarian Implications

The article, written by Grazvydas Jasutis during his time as Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, also presents the humanitarian implications of the conflict, as well as the main actors involved: the Georgian armed forces, the Russian armed forces and the Abkhazian armed forces. It will form part, along with other analysis of conflict situations, of the War Report 2018 which will be published at the beginning of 2019.

‘This publication provides a comprehensive overview of this long-lasting conflict that goes on for more than 15 years’ underlines Dr Annyssa Bellal, Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy.

‘Written by a scholar and conflict management practitioner with extensive experience in the region, it allows grasping with the complex historical, legal and humanitarian dimensions of this conflict’ she adds.

The Military Occupation of Georgia by Russia in the Rule of Law in Armed Conflict Conflicts Online Portal

The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a legal analysis of the military occupation of Georgia (region of Abkhazia) by Russia, including an overview of the situation, its classification as a military occupation and applicable law.

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