Conflict Victims’ Right of Repatriation Should be Provided: CE Commissioner for Human Rights
France, Strasburg, 30 September / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / "Conflict victims' right of repatriation should be provided," Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) autumn session.
Hammarberg said that he focused his attention on this matter during his last visit to the region.
Major attention is drawn to protection of human rights during the visit, Hammarberg, who visited Georgia at the end of September, said.
"We are in front of the tragic situation. Many of refugees have repatriated recently," he said.
Hammarberg mentioned presence of a positive approach to the issue.
Russia and Georgia should exchange data to clean territories from mines, attack to people should be ended and buffer zone should be kept under control, the Commissioner said.
There is progress in exchange of captives, as well, he said.
He also mentioned necessity to reach agreement in order the humanitarian organizations can act independently.
There is a need for specialists fully to provide human rights, Hammarberg stressed at the end of his speech.