Georgia

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GGA42101.E - Meaning of each of the 11 digits that appear in a Georgian passport - Oct 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Is a USSR passport issued in 1987 still considered a valid identity document in Georgia, Abkhazia and Russia? If not, what identity documents have replaced this for a Georgian living in Abkhazia and what year was this introduced? If a person's USSR passport states they are ethnically Georgian and born in Georgia but has been registered to an Abkhazian address since it was issued, would this cause them any problems if they tried to cross into Georgian territory (i.e. simply because they are a Georgian living in Abkhazia? - May 2010 (PDF)
Law

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • General information on the health service in Georgia. Information on the treatment of children who have hearing difficulties or who are deaf - May 2010 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GGA43089.E - Name of the chief of criminal police investigations in Rustavi in August 2003; whether he reports to the Interior Minister; whether he has ever been perceived to be linked to organized crime - November 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Any information on corruption within Special Forces of Ministry of Internal Affairs in Georgia - January 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on corruption among officials in Georgia - November 2009 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Library of Congress CRS report - Coup in Georgia [Republic]: Recent Developments and Implications - Dec 2003 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GEO35862 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding the current treatment of Georgia Labour Party (GLP) members - both high profile and ordinary members. Are they targeted by the authorities/national government for persecution?
      2. Are GLP members denied employment or sacked from jobs because of their political opinion (now or in the past)?
      3. Please provide information regarding whether the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in July 2008 resulted in the government targeting GLP members.
      4. Are members of the Electoral Commission (particularly at district level) at risk of harm from the government if they report election fraud or irregularities?
      5. Would relocation be possible and reasonable for people active in politics in Tbilisi?
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Elections - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • A lot to contest: Rights abuses in the run up to Georgia's 2012 Parliamentary Election - October 2012 (PDF)
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections
  • International Crisis Group

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Minorities - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Georgia: 5th UNHCR Country of Origin Information Workshop, Bratislava, 13-14 December 1999, Final Report - Ethnic Minorities - May 2000 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Abkhaz

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO102013.E - Reports of violence against Abkhazians; response of government authorities (2005 - 2006) - January 2007 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Abkhazians - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Abkhaz profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ajarians

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Document - Ajara - July 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Ajarians profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Armenians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO102184.E - Reports of violence against Armenians; response of government authorities (2005 - 2006) - January 2007 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Armenians - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Armenians profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Assyrians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Assyrians - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Azeris

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO102248.E - Reports of violence against Azerbaijanis; response of government authorities (2005 - 2006) - January 2007 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Azeris - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Azeris profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ethnic Russians

US Government Report
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - Information on the Treatment of Ethnic Russians - May 2000 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO102185.E - Reports of violence against Jews and Russians; response of government authorities (2005 - 2006) - December 2006 (PDF)
    • GGA41017.E - Treatment of ethnic Russians and state protection - April 2003 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Ethnic Russians - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Georgia

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Georgia - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Germans

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Germans - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Greeks

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Greeks - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Jews

US Government Report
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - Information on the Treatment of Jews in Georgia - Feb. 2000 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO103397.E - Situation and treatment of Jews; state protection and support services - February 2010 (PDF)
    • GEO102185.E - Reports of violence against Jews and Russians; response of government authorities (2005 - 2006) - December 2006 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia  ­ Jews - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Meskhetians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Meskhetians - Oct 1999 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GGA42355.E - Treatment of Meskhetian Turks; state protection (2000 - January 2004) - February 2004 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ossetians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Ossetians - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ104747.E - Georgia and South Ossetia: Requirements and procedures for a Georgian citizen of Ossetian ethnicity to acquire South Ossetian citizenship (2008-2013) - January 2014 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on difficulties facing Ossetians living in Georgia. Information on difficulties for people in mixed marriages (i.e. Georgian/Ossetian) and their children in Georgia and Ossetia. - August 2009 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Ossetians profile (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Roma

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Roma - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ukrainians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Ukrainians - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Yezidi Kurds

Foreign Government Reports
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia ­ Yezidi Kurds - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO105169.E - Georgia: Domestic violence, including legislation, state protection and support services available to victims (June 2012-May 2015) - June 2015 (PDF)
    • GEO103467.E - Domestic violence; recourse and protection available to victims; support services and availability of shelters; other violence against women - May 2010 (PDF)
    • GGA43420.E - Follow up to GGA43342.E on resources available to women who are victims of spousal abuse; state protection - March 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Bride-kidnapping in Georgia. - June 2009 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Information on the Political and Human Rights Situation - Update - Feb. 2001 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Document - Human Rights - July 2008 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Human Rights and Legal System - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Harsh Punishment: The Human Toll of Georgia’s Abusive Drug Policies - August 2018 (PDF)
    • Uprooted Again – Forced evictions of the internally displaced persons in Georgia – August 2011 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • A Dying Practice: Use of Cluster Munitions by Russia and Georgia in August 2008 - April 2009 (PDF)
    • Violations of the Laws of War and Russia's Role in the Conflict - March 1995 (PDF)
    • Urgent Update: Trial in Georgia Draws to a Close - January 1995 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on internal relocation and state protection in Georgia - September 2011 (PDF)
    • Risk of persecution due to political opinion - September 2009 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GGA43089.E - Name of the chief of criminal police investigations in Rustavi in August 2003; whether he reports to the Interior Minister; whether he has ever been perceived to be linked to organized crime - November 2004 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Human Rights and Legal System - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Administrative Error: Georgia's Flawed System for Administrative Detention - January 2012 (PDF)
    • Undue Punishment: Abuses against Prisoners in Georgia - September 2006 (PDF)
    • Backtracking on Reform: Amendments Undermine Access to Justice - 2000
    • Urgent Update: Trial in Georgia Draws to a Close - January 1995 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Georgia - Prison conditions in Georgia and the likelihood of inmates suffering torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. - June 2009 (PDF)

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Law


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Maps

Foreign Government Report
  • UK Home Office Key Document - Maps - July 2008 (PDF)

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Medical Availability

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • General information on the health service in Georgia. Information on the treatment of children who have hearing difficulties or who are deaf - May 2010 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • GEO35862 - December 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding the current treatment of Georgia Labour Party (GLP) members - both high profile and ordinary members. Are they targeted by the authorities/national government for persecution?
      2. Are GLP members denied employment or sacked from jobs because of their political opinion (now or in the past)?
      3. Please provide information regarding whether the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in July 2008 resulted in the government targeting GLP members.
      4. Are members of the Electoral Commission (particularly at district level) at risk of harm from the government if they report election fraud or irregularities?
      5. Would relocation be possible and reasonable for people active in politics in Tbilisi?
    • GEO32008 - July 2007 (PDF)
      1. Could you please find out if the Justice Party (Samartlianoba) was involved in any demonstrations on 25 - 26 May 2006 and if so provide details?
      2. If they were involved in any demonstrations after 2003, please obtain details.
      3. Please find out if you studied in higher education in Georgia, would you be able to avoid military service? Is there any information available as to whether or not a person who has completed tertiary studies is required to undertake 3 weeks military service?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO105151.E - Georgia: The United National Movement (UNM; ENM), including its mandate, leadership, membership, representation in the country and history; treatment by authorities and opposition party members, including the Georgia Dream Coalition (GDC; GDM; Georgian Dream); state protection available (2001-April 2015) - May 2015 (PDF)
    • GGA43343.E - Information on the treatment of members of the democratic movement by state authorities and the population in general (November 2003-January 2005) - February 2005 (PDF)
    • GGA42294.E - The Leiboristuli Party; formation date; number of members; whether it issues membership cards; treatment of members by authorities and society - January 2004 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Political parties - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information required on the following aftermath of the election on 02 October 2012: Treatment of members/supporters on the losing side (including the Nacionalebi/Nacionaluri Partia party), including arrests, confiscation of property; Treatment of those who actively oppose the new government including threats of imprisonment, using false drugs (or similar) charges - December 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Georgia: 5th UNHCR Country of Origin Information Workshop, Bratislava, 13-14 December 1999, Final Report - I.2. Political Structure - May 2000 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • In the Waiting Room – Internally displaced people in Georgia – August 2010 (PDF)
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre -
    • Moving towards integration: Overcoming segregated education for IDPs - Case study on education and displacement in Georgia - Sept 2011

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Religion

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GGA40074.E - Treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses by police and Georgian society in general - April 2003 (PDF)
    • GGA42396.E - Treatment of members of the Pentecostal Church; relationship between the Pentecostal Church and the Georgian Orthodox Church - March 2004 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO102809.E - Georgia: Situation of homosexuals, including societal attitudes and availability of state protection - May 2008 (PDF)
    • GGA43148.E - Georgia: Update to GGA32976.E of 7 October 1999 on the situation of homosexuals - November 2004 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GGA42245.E - Violent events in Sukhumi and Tsalenjikha between April and August 1992; persons in charge of Georgian national security and law enforcement; roles of Colonels Kalandia and Maisuradze in Sukhumi and Tsalenjikha - January 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • General reports and information on the August 2008 war between Georgia and Russia - Oct 1999 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - AJARA

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Document - Ajara - July 2008 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Ajara - Oct 1999 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Georgia: 5th UNHCR Country of Origin Information Workshop, Bratislava, 13-14 December 1999, Final Report - Ajara - May 2000 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - ABKHAZIA

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Document - Abkhazia - July 2008 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - Abkhazia - Oct 1999 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Is a USSR passport issued in 1987 still considered a valid identity document in Georgia, Abkhazia and Russia? If not, what identity documents have replaced this for a Georgian living in Abkhazia and what year was this introduced? If a person's USSR passport states they are ethnically Georgian and born in Georgia but has been registered to an Abkhazian address since it was issued, would this cause them any problems if they tried to cross into Georgian territory (i.e. simply because they are a Georgian living in Abkhazia? - May 2001 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Georgia: 5th UNHCR Country of Origin Information Workshop, Bratislava, 13-14 December 1999, Final Report - Abkhazia - May 2000 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - South Ossetia

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Key Document - South Ossetia - July 2008 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service Report of the roving attaché mission to Georgia - South Ossetia - Oct 1999 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ104747.E - Georgia and South Ossetia: Requirements and procedures for a Georgian citizen of Ossetian ethnicity to acquire South Ossetian citizenship (2008-2013) - January 2014 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on Internal Relocation especially traveling from Ossetia to Georgia without documentation - September 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) - Georgia: 5th UNHCR Country of Origin Information Workshop, Bratislava, 13-14 December 1999, Final Report - South Ossetia - May 2000 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Blood Feuds

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • GEO103668.E - Blood feuds, including definitions, statistics, state protection, mediation and relocation (2002 - 2011) - January 2011 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom Speech and Press - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization
  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Foreign Government Report
  • UK Home Office Key Document - Recent History - July 2008 (PDF)
Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Georgia - Prison conditions in Georgia and the likelihood of inmates suffering torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. - June 2009 (PDF)

 


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Updated August 13, 2018

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