Georgia Abkhazia: The Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions

The War Report article Georgia-Abkhazia: The Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions presents an overview of the Georgia-Abkhaz conflict, 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.

AUTHOR

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Grazvydas Jasutis

Visiting Research Fellow

Grazvydas Jasutis conducts research on the assessment of international humanitarian law violations conducted during armed conflicts and their linkages with crimes committed afterwards, specifically in the contexts of Georgia and South Ossetia.

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