Georgia’s parliament is to discuss a controversial bill which critics say will enable censorship. The bill, initiated by MPs from the ruling Georgian Dream party, would allow the courts to ban the distribution of creative works if they ‘violate others’ rights’. A number of local rights groups and the Public Defender have warned that law is too broad. [Read more…]
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…]
Pupils in Georgian schools are frequently subjected to both physical and psychological abuse from adults and peers, according to a recent report from Georgia’s Public Defender. [Read more…]
Rights groups in Georgia as well as the Public Defender’s Office are campaigning for a separate law against femicide to be added to Georgian legislation. They have urged the government to take proper measures to eliminate the killing of women. [Read more…]
On 21 January, Union Safari unveiled a legislative proposal and research on sexual harassment in public spaces in Georgia.