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National Minorities in Georgia: An Update on Developments in 2008 and 2009

National Minorities in Georgia: An Update on Developments in 2008 and 2009 B NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS Tom Trier * National Minorities in Georgia: An Update on Developments in 2008 and 2009 I. Introduction Th e past two years have seen a range of developments in Georgia in relation to national minorities. Th is entry reviews developments in 2008 and 2009 as a follow up to the review in the European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Vol. 6, 2006/7. It is based on ongoing monitoring activities by the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) of minority aff airs in the country, which uses a range of sources, including minority representatives, civil society and governmental offi cials. Th e main emphasis of this paper is on developments that have taken place over the past two years. It must be stressed that the list of issues covered by this report is far from exhaustive; therefore, it only serves to highlight major events and developments. Particular emphasis is given to the issue of repatriation of Meskhetians, which unlike other matters has not been covered in a systematic way by other reviews of the human rights situation in Georgia. * Tom Trier is a Senior Research Associate for the European Centre for Minority Issues and has been the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

National Minorities in Georgia: An Update on Developments in 2008 and 2009

European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online , Volume 8 (1): 38 – Feb 9, 2011

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B NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS Tom Trier * National Minorities in Georgia: An Update on Developments in 2008 and 2009 I. Introduction Th e past two years have seen a range of developments in Georgia in relation to national minorities. Th is entry reviews developments in 2008 and 2009 as a follow up to the review in the European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Vol. 6, 2006/7. It is based on ongoing monitoring activities by the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) of minority aff airs in the country, which uses a range of sources, including minority representatives, civil society and governmental offi cials. Th e main emphasis of this paper is on developments that have taken place over the past two years. It must be stressed that the list of issues covered by this report is far from exhaustive; therefore, it only serves to highlight major events and developments. Particular emphasis is given to the issue of repatriation of Meskhetians, which unlike other matters has not been covered in a systematic way by other reviews of the human rights situation in Georgia. * Tom Trier is a Senior Research Associate for the European Centre for Minority Issues and has been the

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Published: Feb 9, 2011

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