FROM POLITICAL RALLIES TO CONVENTIONS
“From Political Rallies To Conventions” : Political and legal aspects of protecting the rights o the Armenian ethnic minority in Georgia as exemplified by the Samtskhe- Javakheti region.- Sergey Minasyan
The volume analyses the situation with human and minority rights in Georgia and suggests ways of integrating minorities in the social, political and cultural life of the country. The author looks at the legal framework for minority issues, focusing on Georgia’s international legal obligations and their political implementation practices. In a case study of the Armenian-populated region of Samtskhe-Javakheti, the author proposes mechanisms and recommendations for achieving a compromise between minorities’ needs to preserve their identity, language and culture, and to achieve factual political rights, on one hand, and their profound civil integration, on the other.