In November 2015, Georgia appeared before the UN Human Rights Council for its second cycle of periodic review. Georgia accepted 191 of 203 recommendations issued by member states and the Georgian government noted 12 recommendations. The mid-term review is due in May 2018. The report covers the implementation of accepted recommendation regarding equality and vulnerable groups such as, racial, ethnic and religious minorities, foreigners and non-citizens, women, children, people with disabilities, LGBT community and internally displaced people. The report also assesses the implementation of recommendations to enhance national anti-discrimination institutions functioning in Georgia. The report covers the period 2015-2018.
The report was crafted by the NGO Coalition for Equality, the non-formal alliance consisting of seven organizations. The coalition was founded in April 2014 with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), in the process of adopting the Law on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination. The aim of the Coalition is to strengthen the mandate of anti-discrimination mechanisms, increase their competencies and promote the effective struggle against discrimination. Coalition members are: Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) that covered the chapter on racial, ethnic and alienage discrimination to the report; Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) on anti-discrimination mechanism, religious minority and LGBT community, people with disabilities; Sapari on gender discrimination, Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) on discrimination of child and people with disabilities; Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG) on LGBT community; Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) on antidiscrimination mechanism, Article 42 of the Constitution on racial, ethnic and alienage discrimination and internally displaced people.
To see the full report, visit the following link: Mid-term Review Report on Georgia’s UPR Second Cycle by the Coalition for Equality