Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has stated that the government is currently working on a second strategy for national human rights which will ‘respond to internationally achieved progress in the protection of rights.’
Garibashvili emphasised that in 2013, after the ruling Georgian Dream party came to power, the government began work on the National Human Rights Strategy ‘which was the first event in the history of Georgia,’ he added.
The Georgian National Human Rights Strategy for 2014-2020 was based on the idea of human rights’ realisation in everyday life, which defined the long-term priorities and objectives of the Georgian government,” said Garibashvili.
He also noted that protecting human rights and freedoms is a top priority of the Georgian state, adding that ‘it cares about equal, free and dignified conditions for Georgian citizens, regardless of belonging to any group.’
We believe that together with the people and international partners, we will be able to overcome challenges and further accelerate the country's democratic development and Euro-Atlantic integration,” Garibashvili stated.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 and commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The Georgian parliament approved the country’s first National Human Rights Strategy on April 30, 2014, while in March 2020, the government of Georgia initiated the development of a new human rights strategy.