Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons protected against discrimination and hate crime in Georgia?

Japaridze, Sophio (2012) Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons protected against discrimination and hate crime in Georgia? EHRAC bulletin (17). pp. 8-9.

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Abstract

This article discusses whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are protected against discrimination and hate crime in Georgia. Georgia is dominated by deeply rooted traditions, history and religion which promote stigmatisation and enhance existing negative stereotypes of the LGBT community. This is aggravated by state practice and poor legislation which fail to ensure adequate protection of LGBT individuals against discrimination and hate crime. Even though homosexuality was de-criminalised in Georgia in 2000, hostility towards sexual minorities still prevails at most levels of Georgian society, prompting LGBT individuals to remain invisible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender; LGBT; homosexuality; discrimination; hate crime; Georgia
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 12:47
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 11:35
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/585

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