Country Georgia
Year 2018
Type of Measure Research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia established the Human Rights Protection Department within its structure to strengthen response to violence against women and domestic violence. The Department has been established on the basis of the ministerial order on 12 January 2018 to ensure timely response and effective investigation into the domestic violence, violence against women, including sexual violence, crimes committed on the grounds of discrimination, hate crimes, human trafficking and crimes committed by and/or towards minors. In 2019, the effective work undertaken by the Department led to its enlargement and transformation into Human Rights Protection and Quality Monitoring Department ensuring high-level protection of human rights as well as improved quality of investigation on crimes committed against life and health. The core functions of the Department is to monitor the process of investigation and administrative proceedings regarding the above-mentioned crimes; identify the gaps; and prepare and enforce measures to enhance law enforcement’s role in eliminating them. The Department also analyzes the statistics related to the investigation process and related administrative procedures. As of May 1, 2018, specialized investigators on violence against women and domestic violence issues handle the cases. 

Source of Information

Georgia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.7-8 and p.39

For more information: Enhanced Mandate of Human Rights Protection Department (2019)