Georgia: National courts breached boys’ human rights after mum’s death

Human rights judges say Georgia’s courts were wrong to order three boys, living with their mother’s family after her death, to return to their father’s care.

Georgia: New report warns of worsening inter-faith tensions

“The very low number of completed investigations and criminal prosecutions of hate crime undermines trust in the police and the reported bias demonstrated in favour of the dominant religion (Georgian Orthodox Christianity) is increasingly resented by persons belonging to national and religious minorities,” states a new report published today by the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).

Belgium: Grand Chamber hearing into Georgian criminal’s deportation complaint

Earlier today, judges listened to human rights arguments concerning the Belgium authorities’ plans to deport a criminal to Georgia.

Georgia: Jean-Claude Frécon warns Russia over resurgence of regional tension

Congress President Jean-Claude Frécon, fears the recent Russian expansion of territory in South Ossetia risks destabilising the whole region.

Court: Georgia police failed to protect anti-homophobia protestors from street mob fury

The case concerned a peaceful demonstration in Tbilisi in May 2012 to mark the International Day against Homophobia, which was violently disrupted by counter-demonstrators outnumbering the marchers.