ACT on the autonomy of Abkhazia
20 March 1919
The First People’s Council of Abkhazia, elected
through general, direct, equal and secret ballot voting, at its first session
1. Abkhazia enters into the Democratic Republic
of Georgia as its autonomous entity; this decision shall be communicated to
the Government of the
II. The mixed Commission set up on the principle of equal footing is elected from the Constituent Assembly of Georgia and the Abkhaz People’s Council with the aim to elaborate the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and determine the relation between the Central and Autonomous government. The elaborated proposals, after adopting at the Constituent Assembly of Georgia and the Abkhaz People’s Council shall be included in the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
Secretary: G. Koroliev.
Authentic with original: Head of Chancellery of the Abkhaz People’s Council (signed)
Authentic with copy:
Original is signed: Chairman of the Abkhaz People’s Council (signed)
(Avtandil Menteshashvili, Historical Precondition of the Current Separatism in Georgia. Tb. 1998, p. 78/in Russian; Central State Historical Archive of Georgia, f. 1833, desc. 1, file 863, p. 44)