Special Representative on South Caucasus

Kari HenriksenKARI HENRIKSEN (NORWAY)

Kari Henriksen (Norway) is the Assembly's Special Representative on South Caucasus.

Having previously served as OSCE PA Vice-President and Rapporteur of the General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, Henriksen took up her post as Special Representative in August 2021.

Her mandate includes following the overall political situation in the region and seeking to promote dialogue in all segments of society, in particular at the parliamentary level, in order to encourage resolution of the protracted conflicts in the region.

Her first visit to the region as Special Representative was in September 2021, holding a series of meetings in Georgia with government authorities, leaders of political parties and representatives of the international community. 

MANDATE

  • Following the overall political situation in the region and seeking to promote dialogue in all segments of society, in particular at the parliamentary level, in order to encourage reconciliation and rehabilitation with regard to the protracted conflicts in the region;
  • Considering ways for confidence-building measures to create more favourable conditions, conducive to the identification and implementation of political solutions based on the principles and values of OSCE commitments and international law;
  • Working closely with the OSCE Chairmanship and executive structures, the Minsk Group, its Co-Chairs, as well as the Chairman-in-Office’s Personal Representative on the Conflict Dealt With by the Minsk Group, and following the developments in the Geneva International Discussions.

 

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