The co-operation project “Fight against discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Georgia” aims to provide expertise, build competences, advocate and raise awareness among policy makers, legal professionals, law enforcement agencies and civil society organisations to enable them to:

  • fully align national legislation and bylaws on anti-discrimination, hate crimes, and hate speech as well as relevant monitoring mechanisms to the Council of Europe standards;
  • ensure their effective implementation;
  • increase public appreciation for the laws’ contribution towards democracy, human rights, peace and prosperity in the Georgian society.
Project Methodology Project Methodology

The project will increase the capacity of vulnerable groups including persons belonging to national minorities to make full use of their rights and participate in the Georgian society by providing:

  • expertise in legislative review of the criminal, civil and administrative legislative framework regarding anti-discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in line with the recommendations of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance and other Council of Europe standards;
  • support in setting up a mechanism for data collection covering discrimination, hate crime and hate speech;
  • training of professionals and exchange of practices on anti-discrimination, hate speech and hate crime policies and relevant CoE standards and case law of the European Court for Human Rights to ensure their effective implementation;
  • raise awareness about human rights and anti-discrimination policy and their importance for securing democracy, peace and prosperity in the Georgian society.
Project partners and beneficiaries Project partners and beneficiaries
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • Ministry of Justice;
  • Prime Ministers Human Rights Secretariat;
  • Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Civic Integration
  • Parliamentary Committee on Legal Issues and other parliamentary bodies;
  • Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality;
  • Ministry of Education and Science;
  • Public Defender’s Office;
  • CSOs addressing discrimination and human rights on national minorities, LGBT persons, and other vulnerable groups;
  • LEPL - Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia;
  • High School of Justice;
  • Training Centre for Prosecutors;
  • National campaign of the No Hate Speech Movement;
Supporting Partner Supporting Partner

The project is conducted with the support of the Danish Neighbourhood Programme in Georgia (DANEP) under the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia

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Contacts Contacts

The project is being implemented by the Council of Europe’s Anti-Discrimination Department (DG2) and the Human Rights policy and Co-operation Department (DG1) together with the Council of Europe Office in Georgia.

For more information please contact:

  • Nino Gobronidze
    On activities regarding legislative review, data collection, capacity building and awareness raising activities
  • Giorgi Giorgadze
    On activities regarding capacity building of legal professionals.
Duration Duration

The project runs from February 2018 till December 2021

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