Published: 1 Dec 2006 | By Sophio Japaridze

Georgia: alternative report to UNCAT


Despite the Rose Revolution and a number of positive steps, torture and inhuman and degrading treatment still represent a significant problem for the democratic development of Georgia. The main reasons for the continued violation of human rights are deeply rooted impunity and the lack of long-term vision.

In this article, Sophio Japaradize of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) outlines the legislative issues and problems in practice which feature in an alternative report submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture by GYLA in collaboration with other NGOs. To find out more about the human rights problems occurring in Georgian society, click on the link to the full article below.