Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Publication date: 2014-08-22 Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons

As requested by the State Commission on Migration Issues, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia have developed the document of Questions and Answers aiming at detailed informing of society and all interested parties in major novelties envisaged by the Law of Georgia “On Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons”. The new law shall take effect from 1 September 2014.

For detailed questions and answers on new regulations, please visit:

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Publication date: 2014-08-08 Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia regarding the 6th anniversary of the August 2008 War

7 August 2014 marks the sixth anniversary of Russia's aggression against Georgia and occupation of the territories of a sovereign, independent state. Six years after the August 2008 war, occupation forces still exercise effective control over the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. As a consequence, fundamental rights of the local population are severely violated and the hundreds of thousands of victims of the several waves of ethnic cleansing are deprived of the right to safe and dignified return to the places of their original residence.

Notwithstanding numerous calls from the international community, provisions of the Ceasefire Agreement of 12 August 2008 remain disregarded and unfulfilled. In full negligence of international obligations, barbwire fences and other artificial obstacles are being installed across the occupation line, which infringes civil, social and economic rights of local residents, primarily, their right to the freedom of movement.

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