publication . Article . 2012

Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons protected against discrimination and hate crime in Georgia?

Japaridze, Sophio;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), London Metropolitan University
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article discusses whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are protected against discrimination and hate crime in Georgia. Georgia is dominated by deeply rooted traditions, history and religion which promote stigmatisation and enhance existing negative stereotypes of the LGBT community. This is aggravated by state practice and poor legislation which fail to ensure adequate protection of LGBT individuals against discrimination and hate crime. Even though homosexuality was de-criminalised in Georgia in 2000, hostility towards sexual minorities still prevails at most levels of Georgian society, prompting LGBT individuals to remain invisible...
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