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In Geneva, the situation of racial discrimination in Georgia was examined

2011-08-17 14:00

In Geneva, the situation of racial discrimination in Georgia was examined. 20919.jpegOn the eve the Geneva Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recieved the report on implementation of the relevant Convention at the territory of Georgia. This was reported by the agency Trend with reference to the Organization.

Prior to this, the Committee was familiarized with reports from several NGOs of Georgia on the situation of racism, racial discrimination and intolerance in Sakartvelo.

Representatives of NGOs welcomed the recent amendments to the Civil Code of Georgia on the status of religious denominations.

As pointed out by the Georgian NGO, the ignorance of national minorities in Georgian language creates a number of barriers to their integration into Georgian society. They also expressed their concern about the situation of discrimination against women in Georgia.

Geneva discussions were held within the framework of the 79th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Session is held from August 8 to September 2.

The Committee members are also considering the reports of Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Albania, Britain, Malta, Paraguay, Kenya and the Maldives. At the end of the session, the Committee will make recommendations to these countries.

The Committee is monitoring the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which was adopted in 1965 by the UN General Assembly. It entered into force in 1969. The convention involves 174 States.

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