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10-06-2009

Issue Brief #21

A Way Out? Initial Steps Towards Addressing Romani Issues in Georgia

The Romani community are one of the least studied ethnic minorities in Georgia and issues such as their history, daily life, relations with other ethnic groups and the problems they face remain virtually unexplored.
Unlike many European countries where over the past decade the protection of Romani rights and promotion of their integration into society has become systematic, in Georgia the facilitation of equal possibilities for Roms and the protection of their rights exists only at a rudimentary level. One of the main reasons for this is undoubtedly the limited information on Roms and their conditions, both among the authorities and in society as a whole.
This publication can be seen as an attempt to meet this need for further research in this field.

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