Published: 1 Jun 2008 | By Tamar Khidasheli

Is the right to life adequately protected in Georgia?


The frequent use of lethal force and the sharp rise in the number of suspects killed on the spot by Georgian law-enforcers during ‘special operations’ continues to be a cause of concern for human rights groups. Whilst Article 13 of the Law on Police of Georgia regulates the use of firearms by law enforcement officials, it has not been amended since Georgia ratified the ECHR, and the list of circumstances permitting the use of lethal force is wider than that permitted by Article 2 of the ECHR.

Accordingly, in this article Tamar Khidasheli argues that Georgia could be deemed to fail to comply with its obligations to secure the right to life under Article 2 of the Convention. To read more of her argumentation and conclusions, click on the link to the full article below.