Maka Bochorishvili, a member of the permanent delegation of the Parliament of Georgia to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the chairman of the European Integration Committee, has initiated a section on the Georgian Russian-controlled regions in the recent OSCE resolution.
She is now participating in the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Birmingham.
During the session, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs approved a resolution on the security of people in the OSCE region and security challenges in the European region in general.
The resolution focused on Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine which have resulted in a number of casualties and internally displaced persons.
On the initiative of Bochorishvili, a paragraph was included in the resolution over the situation in the Georgian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali.
The section read that the Assembly condemned the worsening humanitarian and human rights situation in the regions which was caused by “gross violations of the basic rights and freedoms” of the people living there, various forms of discrimination against ethnic Georgians, as
well as the destruction of Georgian cultural heritage in both regions.
The resolution said that the moves aimed at the annexation of the regions by Russia.