St. Petersburg/Nazran, Russia
2004 - 2005 IPF Fellow
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia assists victims of conflict and promotes post-conflict reconciliation in the North Caucasus.
Promoting human rights in the North Caucasus
International Policy Fellow Ekaterina Sokirianskaia has worked to reduce ethnic tensions in the North Caucasus with the Russian human rights organization Memorial and as a professor at Chechen State University in Grozny. Her fellowship research developed strategies for the return of Ingush internally displaced persons (IDPs) to North Ossetia and analyzed the role of local institutions in the post-conflict area. Her article "Reliable and Unreliable Peoples: the Ingush-Ossetian conflict and prospects for Post-Beslan Reconciliation" in the IPF book Islam and Tolerance in Wider Europe is available online at www.policy.hu/ipf/policyperspectives.
Affiliation: Researcher, human rights organization Memorial, Nazran, Ingushetia; Assistant Professor, Chechen State University, Russian Federation
2004 - 2005: Forced migration in the Northern Caucasus and the return of Ingush refugees
The objectives of the project are to develop strategies for the return of Ingush internally displaced persons (IDPs) to North Osetia; analyze the role of local institutions in the post-conflict area and develop a methodology for their inclusion in the process of return; and write a research and policy paper in the field of migration based on international experience for the State Committee of Ingushetia, Ministry for Nationalities of North Osetia and the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Osetian-Ingush Conflict.