Published: 1 Dec 2008

Georgia still faces problems with the effective implementation of the CRC


The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has published its Observations on the third periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Georgia (June 2008). Although the UNCRC welcomed the legislative and programmatic measures which have been taken towards the implementation of the CRC, it outlined a number of conditions negatively affecting children in Georgia. Problems relating to minority, refugee and internally displaced (IDP) children; juvenile justice; health care services; and education are highlighted as being especially worrying.

This article outlines the findings of the report, focusing on groups at particular risk of discrimination, and recommendations to remedy this. To read more, click on the link below.