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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.3, 28 February 2014: Georgia

165. JAL 13/06/2013 Case no: GEO 1/2013 State reply: none to date

Alleged lack of effective protection provided to demonstrators during the International Day against Homophobia and subsequent threats made against members of an LGBT organisation.


166. The Special Rapporteur regrets that, at the time finalising this report, there had been no response to the communication sent during the reporting period. While taking note of the public statements made by relevant authorities in relation to the incidents that took place during the demonstration on 17 May 2013, the Special Rapporteur trusts that a response will be provided shortly given the concerns expressed regarding the lack of sufficient and effective protection afforded to LGBTI defenders trying to exercise their legitimate right to freedom of opinion and expression through a peaceful demonstration.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRHRD-Communications and replies-2014-eng-fra-esp

Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-Georgia-2013-eng