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Freedom of Religion under Georgian and International Law
14.07.2020
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Today, in the inner yard of the Simon Janashia Georgian National Museum, a presentation of the new edition of the State Agency for Religious Issues, "Freedom of Religion under Georgian and International Law," was held.

Representatives of the Georgian government, various religious organizations, the judiciary and academia were invited to the presentation.

The book "Freedom of Religion under Georgian and International Law" is the first time of its kind that  put together all the major Georgian or international legislative acts related to the field of freedom of conscience and religion, documents of various international organizations, the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the Venice Commission and the Oslo Coalition on Religious Freedom; As well as cases and decisions on Freedom of Religion before the European Court of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; The legislation of different countries, including EU member states.

Zaza Vashakmadze, Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues addressed the participants of the presentation, who emphasizing the importance of the publication and noted : that this book is unprecedented and unique in its content, "Georgian or translated material on the regulation of human rights in the field of freedom of religion, so gathered together, was published for the first time and It clearly points to the main directions of the religious policy of the Georgian state and the attitude of the state towards religious diversity. The table in the publication also shows statistics by country, this statistic proves that Georgia has one of the leading positions in terms of protection of religious rights.

Mikheil Sarjveladze, Deputy Minister of Justice and Professor Avtandil Demetrashvili, Doctor of Law, addressed the invited guests at the presentation and noted the importance of publication and the contribution of the SARI to the promotion of legislation in the field of freedom of conscience and religion. The book was given as a gift to all guests.