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2010: Country Reports on Terrorism – Gerogia Review

US Department of State

Annual report: Country Reports on Terrorism

Overview: The Georgian government continued to improve border security and monitor terrorist finance. It also took steps to implement the requirements of several UNSCRs on counterterrorism and worked with the United States and several EU countries on counterterrorism issues. The Georgian government investigated and arrested several suspects involved in terrorism-related activities, including individuals involved in smuggling nuclear and radioactive substances. Its lack of control of Abkhazia and South Ossetia limited its ability to counter terrorism in these regions and to secure its border with Russia.

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2010: Voting Practices at the United Nations – Georgia Review

The Voting Practices at the United Nations report assesses the voting practices of the governments of UN member states in the General Assembly and Security Council for 2010.

Georgia’s Voting Coincidence Percentages
Overall Votes: SAME 33, OPPOSITE 23, ABSTAIN 13, ABSENT 2, VOTES ONLY 58.9%, VOTES + CONSENSUS 90.7%

Important Issues VOTES
1. Res. 6: U.S. embargo of Cuba – N
2. Res. 13: Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People – A
3. Res. 14: Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat – A
4. Res. 72: United actions toward total elimination of nuclear weapons – Y
5. Res. 73: Hague Code of Conduct vs. Ballistic Missile Proliferation – Y
6. Res. 91: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – Y
7. Res. 102: Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People & Others – A
8. Res. 206: Moratorium on use of the death penalty – N
9. Res. 224: Combating Defamation of Religions – Y
10. Res. 225: Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Y
11. Res. 226: Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran – X
12. Res. 240: Global Efforts for the Total Elimination of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and the Comprehensive Implementation of and Follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action – A
13. Res. 241: Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar – Y



Report on the Georgian Mission

The mission of the International Observatory for Lawyers was carried out from the 21st to the 25th November 2010.

It was aimed at establishing a general report concerning the difficulties encountered by lawyers in Georgia while also dealing with the precise case of Georgian lawyers who have been the victims of serious violations.