Research and Reports
last updated 21 October 2010

Georgia: Domestic violence; recourse and protection available to victims; support services and availability of shelters; other violence against women, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 2010. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published this relevant report on domestic violence. The report looks at recourse and protection available to victims of domestic violence, support services, availability of shelters, and other violence against women.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Georgia: An Assessment of Current Standings of Law and Practice Regarding Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in Georgia, and Recommendations for Future United Nations Country Team Involvement, The Advocates for Human Rights and the Institute for Policy Studies in Georgia (2006)
The authors evaluated current research and conducted interviews with law enforcement professionals, social and medical service providers and legislators to assess the problems of domestic abuse and child abuse in Georgia and the response of governmental agencies, international institutions and social service agencies to these complex issues. The authors made recommendations to the UN Country Team to support Georgia’s government institutions, social service organizations and advocacy organizations as they meet the challenges of implementing the new Law of Georgia on Elimination of Domestic Violence, Protection of and Support to Its Victims to better provide safety for abuse victims and accountability for offenders. Commentary on the new law is included in the assessment.

"The Monitoring of Using Legal Protection Mechanisms with Respect to the Law on 'Prevention of the Domestic Violence, Protection and Assistance of the Victims of the Domestic Violence,'" Georgian Young Lawyers Association, with the support of ABA/RULI.
This report summarizes Georgia's domestic violence law, which passed in May of 2006.   It states that 271 restrictive (emergency) orders were requested in Tblisi and other regions from September 2006 to June 2007, as reported by the police, prosecutors and city courts, and of these, 244 were granted by the courts.  The report shows that 11 protective orders were issued during that time by city and regional administrative boards.  Most of the violence was psychological, followed by physical.  224 of the victims were women and 34 were men.  There was only one reported case of a criminal prosecution against an offender for violating a protective order. The authors concluded that progress has been slow because of traditional approaches and the lack of an effective strategy, but full implementation with a public awareness campaign should improve the effectiveness of the law, especially in the regions.

The report was published in both Georgian and English.  The English version begins on page 17.

Legislation in the Member States of the Council of Europe in the Field of Violence Against Women, prepared in part by Jill Radford, United Kingdom, for the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Equality Between Men and Women, March 2004 (Doc. EG 2004 2).
This report details national legislation dealing with violence against women in 38 of the 45 Council of Europe member states. In 1995, the Council requested member states to complete a questionnaire on relevant legislation, and subsequent research completed by the Council allowed for a survey of the varying legislation of member states. The report consists of two volumes, ending with a list of good practices and effective legislation prohibiting violence against women. Pages 131-136 contain information on Georgia.


2004 Country Report on Human Rights Practices: Georgia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 28 February 2005.
Section 5 of the report contains a paragraph on the status of women in Georgia, and a subsection on trafficking.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Human Rights in Georgia after the Rose Revolution, Human Rights Information and Documentation Center (HRIDC), 10 December 2004. (PDF, 61 pages).
The report describes the existing situation in the field of human rights in Georgia after the “Rose Revolution.”
Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Cnetral Asia and North America, Report 2004 (Events of 2003): Georgia, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 23 June 2004. (PDF, 11 pages).
The report descibes human rights situation in Georgia after the Rose Revolution.
Epidemiological Facts Sheets on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Georgia, UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF, 2002. (PDF, 13 pages).
This report provides statistical and behavioral information on HIV/AIDS in Georgia.

A Form of Slavery: Trafficking in Women in OSCE Member States, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 19 June 2000. (PDF, 91 pages).
Information on Georgia begins on page 23.

Human Rights in the OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America, Report 2003 (Events of 2002), International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 24 June 2003. (PDF, 9 pages).
This report discusses the general human rights situation in Georgia.

A Human Rights Report on Trafficking of Persons, Especially Women and Children: Georgia, The Protection Project, March 2002.
This report briefly describes the situation of trafficking in Georgia. The report also describes the domestic and international law on trafficking in Georgia.

Integration of the Human Rights of Women and the Gender Perspective - Violence Against Women, Addendum 1, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 27 Feb. 2003. (PDF, 435 pages). 
This report has information regarding the status of women in Georgia. Information on Georgia can be found on page 359.

Women 2000: An Investigation into the Status of Women's Rights in Central and South-Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 5 November 2000. (PDF, 26 pages).
This report describes the situation of violence against women in Georgia, including domestic violence, trafficking in persons, rape and sexual exploitation. It also discusses the legal framework and initiatives by the government and NGOs to advance the status of women.

CEDAW Assessment Tool Report for Georgia, American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, October 2003. (PDF, 81 pages). 
This report evaluates Georgia's compliance with its obligations under the Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) using The CEDAW Assessment Tool developed by the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative in January 2002.

2003 Country Report on Human Rights Practices: Georgia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 25 February 2004.
This report has a section on the status of women, as well as on trafficking in persons.


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