Georgia: More voices against intolerance needed

Author wants to thank for their contribution to Tamta Mikeladze (Human Rights Monitoring and Education Center, Georgia and Andrew Smith, Legal officer at Article 19, UK).

Violent incidents against religious minorities have been persistent within the last two years in Georgia. In many incidents, police have failed to protect minorities from violence and discrimination, and have repressed minority protests with excessive use of force. Hate speech and religious beliefs have been used as a powerful dividing force between Christian and Muslim groups.

Click on the link below to read a blog which explores Georgia's human rights obligation to respond to incidents of incitement of hatred against the Muslim community, and examines and highlights the further need to transform attitudes towards religious minorities.

For more information contact Mariam Uberi maka.uberi@gmail.com

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Date: 05/06/2015

Countries:

Georgia

Categories:

Religion/Religious minorities

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