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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) - Improving Human Rights Conditions of Marginalized Groups through Strategic Litigation

Period/Duration:  08.01.2017 – 01.31.2019

Amount: $115,344

Project description: The project increases access to justice for religious, ethnic and sexual minorities by addressing restrictions on freedom of religion for non-dominant religious groups, discrimination based on religion and ethnicity, inconsistent state policies toward restitution for takings of religious properties during Soviet times, issues related to construction of places of worship, problems of low political representation and integration of the Azerbaijani community, transparency of the State Agency on Religious Affairs, proselytism and discrimination in public schools, restriction of freedom of assembly and freedom of expression towards the LGBT community, and hate-motivated crimes.  The project includes strategic litigation and awareness building activities, and covers Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, and parts of Guria populated by religious minorities. EMC's project includes trainings and information sessions for representatives of ethnic and religious minorities, media and religious leaders on issues of religious freedom and non-discrimination.

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