Georgia, Tbilisi, 22 August/ Trend , corr N. Kirtskhalia/ The Council of Europe CommissionerforHuman Rights, Thomas Hammarberg will pay an assessment visit to the region which suffered from South Ossetia conflict on 22 August. "The visit aims at assessing the situation of human rights and access of the people to the humanitarian aid," he said.
"I am especially interested in the conditions of internally displaced persons and refugees and their opportunities of secure and voluntary return to their homes," he said.
The CommissionerforHuman RightsThomas Hammarberg will meet with the representatives of the local governmental bodies and also with IDPs in Vladikafkaz, Tskhinvali, Gori and other Georgian cities.
He will also meet with the representatives of international organizations, diplomatic missions and civil society. He is expected to visit prisons, police commissariats, hospitals and camps of refugees. Later Hammarberg will submit his recommendation to the leadership of Georgia and Russia. "Unfortunately, a lot of people suffered from this conflict. All conflicting parties should immediately take steps to secure observation of the European Convention of Human Rights and restore situation which will provide the civilians with a free access to everything vital for life," said Council of Europe CommissionerforHuman Rights.