Georgian Parliament has elected the new Public Defender, with 96 votes to 5. Nino Lomjaria, who was nominated by the ruling Georgian Dream party, will succeed Ucha Nanuashvili. Nanuashvili is due to leave the post on 7 December after 5 years in office.
People with disabilities are exposed to discrimination in many areas of life, according to a report by Georgia’s Public Defender published on 18 October. Some of the biggest problems people with disabilities face include restricted access to education and public transport, the report says. [Read more…]