Special Report of the Public Defender of Georgia on Combating and Preventing Discrimination and the State of Equality

The report reviews the problems relating to the protection of equality of certain vulnerable groups, including women, persons with disabilities, LGBT+ community, religious minorities and older persons, as well as gaps in the investigation of alleged hate crimes, encouragement of discrimination and the statistical data on the cases examined by the Public Defender’s Office; The report also analyzes the systemic violations of the rights of the LGBT+ community amidst discussions around the Tbilisi Pride 2019 and the lack of response by the State. According to the report, the Public Defender examined 155 new cases in 2019; case proceedings into 13 of them were launched on the initiative of the Public Defender.

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