Country Georgia
Year 2012
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

Along with other services and support, the State Fund for the Protection of and Assistance to Victims of Trafficking in Persons provides free legal assistance to victims of trafficking, including court representation in civil cases when victims claim compensation from trafficking offenders.  Free legal aid also exists for trafficking victims through a Free Legal Aid Service.  A lawyer may also be hired by the State Fund to work on a civil case of compensation for a victim whose trafficker has been convicted.  There are solid arrangements made by the State Fund to provide free legal aid to all trafficking victims both in criminal and civil proceedings.  Along with hiring the special staff and individual lawyers, the State Fund uses pro bono services of legal firms as well.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Georgia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2012