Interior Ministry: People more open to appealing to police in domestic violence cases

  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs may provide electronic bracelets for the remote monitoring of violators by the end of the year. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 9 Oct 2018 - 12:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Interior Ministry has stated that due to an information campaign and government anti-violence efforts, more and more people have been appealing to the police in cases of domestic violence and incidents.

The Interior Ministry Human Rights Department, which was launched in January 2018, stated in its report that more than 5,000 restraint orders have been issued in the first nine months of 2018, while the figure in 2017 was a bit more than 4,000.

In a very short period of time we implemented a risk assessment mechanism and provided a mechanism to monitor violators,”  the Interior Ministry said.

We are taking steps to provide electronic bracelets [to monitor violators remotely] by the end of the year,” the ministry added.

The Interior Ministry claims that the information campaign against violence will continue and investigators will be trained in domestic violence issues.