RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN GEORGIA

    1. Bearing in mind the Kyiv Declaration of the OSCE PA from 2007 underlining the importance of a resolution on conflict settlements in the OSCE area,
    2. Referring to the commitment of the former OSCE mission to Georgia aimed at facilitating a political settlement of the tensions and conflicts on the northern frontiers and territories of Georgia,
    3. Underlining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia in the framework recognized by the international community and stated in the UN Security Council resolutions,
    4. Concerned about the humanitarian situation of the displaced persons both in Georgia and in the occupied territories of Abkhazia, Georgia, and South Ossetia, Georgia, as well as the denial of the right of return to their places of living,
    5. Welcoming the further democratization of political life in Georgia, including the local elections on 30 May 2010, which were closer to international standards, constitutional reform, and the process of electoral reform, including opposition parties, aimed at creating the conditions for a free and fair upcoming Parliamentary Election in October 2012 and Presidential Election in 2013,

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly:

    1. Calls upon all parties involved to abide by the principles of international law, implement fully the EU-brokered ceasefire agreement and strengthen the Geneva Process, as the most comprehensive international mechanism to settle the protracted conflict and its subsequent effects;
    2. Urges the Government and the Parliament of the Russian Federation, as well as the de facto authorities of Abkhazia, Georgia, and South Ossetia, Georgia, to allow the European Union Monitoring Mission unimpeded access to the occupied territories of Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia, Georgia as was previously agreed in the ceasefire agreement, and to co-operate fully with the EUMM;
    3. Calls for the safe and dignified return of all internally displaced persons to their places of living, ensuring access to international humanitarian aid when needed, with the goal of gradual rapprochement of the societies of Georgia and Abkhazia, Georgia, and South Ossetia, Georgia;
    4. Calls upon the OSCE participating States to re-establish the OSCE Mission to Georgia as a mechanism for confidence-building;
    5. Calls on the Georgian authorities to ensure that the upcoming Parliamentary Election in October 2012 and Presidential Election in 2013 will be organized in line with OSCE commitments and recommendations, especially with regard to equal conditions for all participants in the election process and the free and independent functioning of the media.