LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
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.
In April 2015, a campaign will provide law enforcement officials with facts about a recent European Court of Human Rights judgment and the religious activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
On October 7, 2014, the ECHR ruled in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Republic of Georgia. Authorities were found guilty of violating the Witnesses’ religious freedom and other human rights.