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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Georgia

OCTOBER 24, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights Accepts Georgia’s Admission of Guilt

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accepted the Republic of Georgia’s admission that they violated the rights of ten of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

European Court Upholds Religious Rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Georgia

This latest ECHR judgment protects the Witnesses’ freedom to meet together for worship and to share their religious beliefs peacefully with neighbors.

JUNE 22, 2015

European Court of Human Rights Accepts Georgia’s Admission About Violating the Rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Georgia acknowledged that annulling the Witnesses’ legal entities ‘was not justified.’ The government’s action led to years of persecution and violence against the Witnesses.