The purpose of the survey was to give an overview of human rights in Georgia.

The study consists of three parts. The goal of the first part was to get an overview of the human rights situation by describing the opinions and views of the population of Georgia. The quantitative method was used – specifically, face to face interviews conducted throughout the country. The responses were analyzed according to place of residence, different age groups, educational attainment and various economic situations.

The second, qualitative part of the study focused on expert opinions. The objective was to determine how the experts saw the human rights situation in Georgia and to gain an overview of the activities of NGOs, government institutions, higher education institutions and the media in ensuring and covering human rights. Recent changes and future plans were also studied. The qualitative part was meant to complement the survey conducted on the same topic among the population.

The last part of the study summed up various opinions from international and regional human rights organizations on the Georgian human rights situation. The positions of freelance experts were used as well to supplement the data.

Lastly, there is a comparison between the results of Estonian public opinion about human rights situation in Estonia (conducted in 2012, new research will be available by the end of 2016) and the results from the current Georgian public opinion research.


Summary of the research

Results from the population research

Overview of expert opinions

Human rights overview, according to international and regional human rights organisations

Comparison of the public opinion in Georgia and Estonia


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The conclusions of the research can be found in Georgian as well.