ECMI announces publication of Meskhetians: Homeward Bound...
ECMI is pleased to announce publication of Meskhetians: Homeward Bound..., by Tom Trier, George Mouravi and Forrest Kilimnik. Tbilisi: European Centre for Minority Issues - Caucasus, 2011, 190 pp.
With a foreword by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Knut Vollebaek, this book on the Meskhetians aims at introducing the deported communities, the circumstances of their years in exile, and their current situations into the broader context of the possibility of repatriation. The book has been prepared to be of particular use as a reference material, especially in Georgia, where the issue of repatriation over the recent years has increasingly become a reality. The volume is published concurrently in English, Georgian and Russian, and is intended to stimulate the debate and undertakings among the Georgian government and civil society stakeholders as the country and local communities are preparing for the repatriation and integration of those deported Meskhetians who are homeward bound. For further information, please see here.