Human Rights Issues Remain Unaddressed – civil society report says

23 Dec 2013

image From Left to Right: Natia Natsvlishvili, UNDP Georgia, Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Georgia, Ucha Nanuashvili, Public Defender of Georgia

23 December 2013- the Coalition of Georgian Non-Governmental Organizations presented an assessment of Georgia’s progress with the recommendations received from the United Nations Human Rights Council in January 2011.

This alternative report complements an official statement prepared by the Georgian authorities. The report is prepared with assistance from the UNDP and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia – Sophie Kemkhadze, and the Public Defender of Georgia – Ucha Nanuashvili, addressed  the participants of a discussion today.  

Compiled by the leading Georgian NGOs, the report examines eight key areas of human rights, including:

1)    Constitutional and legislative framework (prepared by: Georgian Young Lawyers' Association, Transparency International Georgia and Georgian Democracy Initiative);
2)    Right to life, liberty, security and humane treatment of the person  (prepared by: Article 42 of the Constitution, Georgian Young Lawyers' Association and Identoba);  
3)    Administration of justice and the rule of law (prepared by: Georgian Young Lawyers' Association, Article 42 of the Constitution and Transparency International Georgia);
4)    Freedom of expression (prepared by: Transparency International Georgia, Georgian Democracy Initiative and Analytical Centre for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations with Minority Rights Group Europe);
5)    Freedom of association and peaceful assembly (prepared by: Georgian Young Lawyers' Association and Human Rights Centre);
6)    Freedom of religion (prepared by: Georgian Democracy Initiative, Analytical Centre for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations with Minority Rights Group Europe and Multinational Georgia);
7)    Equality and non-discrimination (prepared by: Analytical Centre for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations, Identoba, Georgian Democracy Initiative and Public Movement Multinational Georgia);
8)    Gender Equality and protection against domestic and gender based violence (prepared by: Identoba)

Contact Information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, +995 599 196907, sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org