UNPO: Resolution on the Situation of the Circassian People, 1997

UNPOGA5/1997/1  
 
RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION 
 
FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Fifth Session
Otepää, 15-19 July 1997
General Assembly Resolution 1

 
RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION OF THE CIRCASSIAN NATION
 
The General Assembly, 
 
HAVING HEARD the report of the International Circassian Association representative on the state of the Circassian nation that 
 
The Circassians have been partly exterminated during the Russian-Caucassian war and 90 percent of those remaining have been forcefully deported abroad to Turkey, Jordan and Syria; 
 
The nation faced genocide for a long period; 
 
The Circassian people living abroad have difficulty preserving their language, culture and identity;

THEREFORE,
 
CALLS UPON the Russian Federation and the international community to acknowledge the genocide of the Circassian nation that took place in the 19th century and to grant the Circassian people status of an exile nation.
 
CALLS UPON the Russian Federation to grant the Circassian people dual citizenship, both that of Russia and of their respective countries.
 
CALLS UPON the Russian Federation to ensure the Circassian people of the possibility to return to their historical land.
 
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