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PACE Rapporteur visited Georgia


René Rouquet (France, SOC) held a fact-finding visit to Georgia from 3 to 5 November. The aim of his visit was to examine on the spot the situation of internally displaced people (IDPs) as part of the preparation of his report entitled “Alternatives to Europe’s sub-standard IDP collective centres”.

In Tbilisi the rapporteur held meetings with the Minister for Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia, the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, members of various parliamentary committees, the Ombudsman and NGO representatives.

Mr Rouquet also visited IDP collective centres in Tbilisi and Rustavi, and houses for IDPs in Tserovani.