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Head: Tamta Mikeladze

Writter: Tamta Mikeladze; Mariam Begadze; Eto Gvritishvili ; Qeti Cutlashvili; Nino Suxishvili; Qeti Sartania

Number Of Pages: 168

Publication Year: 2016

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Freedom-of-Religion.pdf

The presented research contains a critical analysis of the state of freedom of religion and applicable State policy in 2014-2016.The purpose of the report is to identify the systemic flaws in the policy, which often results in the violation of the principles of religious freedom and secularism and creates a discriminatory atmosphere for the non-dominant religious groups.

The quality of protecting religious freedom is one of the criteria for measuring the quality of democracy and pluralism in the country,while the increase of non-secular policy is largely connected to the problem of legitimacy of the political government and the social crisis in the society.That’s why,often,in the periods of transition of power, the policy on freedom of religious changes significantly. In this regard, understandably, the way relationships are configurd between the government and dominant religious groups, plays a decisive role.

The research was conducted within the framework of the project “Advancing Tolerance, Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Georgia”.

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