ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Georgia: UN Expert to Assess Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

09/26/2018 | Georgia Today

From September the 25th to October the 5th, the UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will be in Georgia. Madrigal-Borloz aims to evaluate Georgia’s current human rights standards and laws in place that fight discrimination and violence against LGBTI people. During his stay in Georgia, Victor Madrigal-Borloz will travel to Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi. While in each city, he will visit with representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches, local authorities, religious leaders, the Public Defender’s Office, individuals and civil society organizations to discuss the rights of the LGBTI people and of the international community. Madrigal-Borloz aims to recognize the progress that has been made, note any areas of weakness, and give guidance on how to improve and work towards less violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.

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