THE POLICY OF NON-RECOGNITION OF GEORGIAS BREAKAWAY REGIONSPROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES

Valeri MODEBADZE, Fatih Mehmet SAYIN


Valeri Modebadze, Associate Professor, Department of International Trade and Administration, Canik Bașari University (Samsun, Turkey)

Fatih Mehmet Sayin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Canik Bașari University (Samsun, Turkey)


ABSTRACT

One of the main objectives of the Georgian government is to maintain Georgias sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. The maintenance of Georgias territorial integrity strongly depends on the effective implementation of the policy of non-recognition of Georgias separatist regions. This article explains the ways in which the policy of non-recognition of Georgias breakaway regions can be strengthened. Effective implementation of the non-recognition policy depends on the following factors: 1. Expansion of diplomatic ties; 2. Active cooperation with Western countries and international organizations and their involvement in the implementation of the policy of non-recognition; and 3. Along with the non-recognition policy, implementation of the policy of withdrawal of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Keywords: Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Russia, the Caucasus.

Introduction

One of the most tragic events in the recent history of Georgia was the 2008 August war and recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the Russian Federation. This recognition has violated one of the most important and fundamental principles of international law, a states territorial integrity and the inviolability of its borders. The principle of a states territorial integrity and the inviolability of its state borders is recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, as well as in the 1970 Declaration on Principles of International Law and


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