Published: 1 Jun 2010 | By Nazi Janezashvili

Domestic violence in Georgia: national legislation and practice


The issue of domestic violence continues to engender societal stigma in Georgia. However, since the introduction of legislation in 2006 recognising domestic violence as a criminal act and providing a system of protective orders, the situation has begun to improve. The number of restrictive orders issued has grown year on year, indicating an increased willingness to ackowledge the problem.

In this article, Nazi Janezashvili discusses the situation in more detail, including the role of NGOs such as Article 42 of the Constitution, and outlines what needs to be done for the future. To read the article in full, please click on the link below.