UN special rapporteur to get acquainted with situation on internally displaced persons’ human rights in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 10 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons will visit Tbilisi on June 10-14, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze told journalists on Friday.
"The UN representative will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the situation and then provide detailed information on the situation of refugees in Georgia to the Human Rights Council," Panjikidze said.
According to official data, in Georgia 500,000 people can not return to their homes in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Large scale military actions were launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.