Published: 1 Jun 2014 | By Lina Ghviniadidze

Crisis of secularism in Georgia


Guaranteeing freedom of religion has proven to be a systematic problem in Georgia for years, and in 2013 religious conflicts and large-scale expressions of religious intolerance became a particular challenge for the government. This issue can be linked to a new political and social space that emerged after the 2012 parliamentary elections. The State’s inability to respond adequately to human rights violations against religious minorities, and the absence of an appropriate approach towards religious discrimination, are clearly weaknesses in the new government.

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