On 2 May 2014, the Georgian parliament passed the Law of Georgia on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination. Since the enactment of this law, the Coalition for Equality evaluates the progress of securing equal rights of certain minority groups, and publishes reports.
This report aims to access the current status of the right to equality of various groups in Georgia. The third annual report, analyses the realisation of the rights of various groups in Georgia, the outcomes of the fight against discrimination, main challenges, state policy, legislation and practice. The report seeks to analyse core policy development, legislation and practice in 2018, which has influenced the condition of human rights for certain groups. Coalition for Equality intends that this report will assist the relevant government agencies to implement effective measures to eradicate discrimination, improve legislation and above all, ensure quality in Georgia.
The report analyses the right to non-discrimination for the 11 following groups in 2018: children, persons with disabilities, women, sex workers, LGBTQI, minority religious groups, ethnic minorities, aliens, minority group prisoners, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and human rights defenders. The organisations of the Coalition have focused the research on the above-mentioned groups covering 2018, Coalition for Equality does not rule out the possibility that other unidentified groups, are also suffering from discrimination.