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12.07.11
Georgia: PACE co-rapporteurs welcome introduction of legal status for minority religions

The co-rapporteurs of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly‚Äôs Monitoring Committee for Georgia, Michael Aastrup Jensen (Denmark, ALDE) and  Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC), today hailed the adoption of the amendments to the civil code that allows for other faiths and denominations than the Georgian Orthodox Church to be registered as legal entities of public law. 
 
‚ÄúThis is an important improvement for all religious communities in Georgia and follows recommendations by the Assembly. It reaffirms the respect given by Georgia for the right of freedom of religion and principle of inter religious tolerance‚ÄĚ, they said.

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