Public Movement Multinational Georgia reported one murder and one serious physical assault against Russian speakers.
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Report Data - Georgia - 2010
The Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia has continued implementing the Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT) programme, based on an MoU signed with ODIHR in 2016. Four trainings on the effective investigation of hate crimes were conducted for 65 prosecutors and investigators of the prosecution service.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs set up a Human Rights Protection and Investigation Quality Monitoring Department. It aims to ensure a timely response on hate crime incidents and the efficient investigation of such crimes. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has also developed methodological guidelines on hate crime investigation, which are now being operationalized. Furthermore, a training course on "discrimination-based" crimes was developed and delivered to 50 investigators.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Chief Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Court of Georgia collect and process statistical data in line with their internal guidelines. The implementation of a methodology on collecting statistical data on hate crimes is planned for 2020, in co-operation with the Council of Europe.
Inclusive Foundation and Public Movement Multinational Georgia reported an attack by a group against demonstrators who were protesting the proposed banning of a book promoting LGBT equality in the university bookstore; several protestors were physically assaulted. In connection with this incident, another attack by a group occurred two days later. A local television station hosted a talk show to discuss the protest incident and the studio was raided by people shouting homophobic slurs. Several participants and the television station owner were assaulted, and television station property was damaged.
Inclusive Foundation also reported three physical assaults targeting lesbian women.
UNHCR reported seven physical assaults and one threat made against Jehovah’s Witnesses. It also reported one case of damage to a Baptist church.
UNHCR also reported the attacks related to demonstrators protesting the proposed banning of a book promoting LGBT equality in the university bookstore
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended the implementation of publicawareness campaigns about the existence of hate crime laws, as well as encouragement of victim reporting. It also urged authorities to “reinforce their efforts to combat violent manifestations of religious intolerance involving physical assault and/or attacks on property”.
ODIHR recommendations will go here.