Sakartvelo determines the refugees status
Georgia is preparing a bill, according to which a person convicted by the authorities for the actions against Georgia could not be granted refugee status. A reported by "Georgia-News" referring to the local media, the draft law "On the status of refugee and humanitarian status" implies a number of grounds for refusal of refugee status. The new document, in particular, prohibits the appropriation of refugee status to a person who has committed a criminal offense in Sakartvelo.
In addition, a refugee, according to the bill, can not become a person who has committed a crime against peace, war crime or crime against humanity. The document also spells out other categories of persons who can not become a refugee in Georgia.
The bill is being developed in Georgian Ministry of Refugees and displaced persons.