CoE supports Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list, providing sections for human rights violations in Georgian occupied regions

  • Council of Europe comes after the European Parliament and the United States which supported the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list earlier. Photo: CoE press office., 23 Jan 2019 - 13:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Council of Europe has supported the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list, which was drafted by the Georgian government last year to provide sanctions against individuals who have violated human rights in the two occupied regions of Georgia Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) since 1991 until the present day.

The list was the part of the resolution on the Magnitsky list which was supported by the Council of Europe.

Two ruling party and two opposition lawmakers from Georgia jointly initiated the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list to become the part of the Magnitsky list resolution. 

The authors of the initiative are Dimitri Tskitishvili and Zviad Kvachantiradze from the ruling Georgian Dream party and Giorgi Kandelaki and David Bakradze from the opposition,” Georgian Vice Parliament Speaker Tamar Chugoshvili said. 

A leader of the European Georgia opposition party David Bakradze stated that after the European Parliament and the United States, the Council of Europe also made a resolution to support the list. 

Supporting the list automatically prohibits the entry of the 33 individuals who are on the list, on EU territory and allows for the freezing of their assets.

The list was made after the brutal murder of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili by occupying forces last year.

Making the list was strongly criticised by the de facto governments of the Georgian occupied regions.