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Members

The Public Health Foundation of Georgia

The Public Health Foundation of Georgia

Contact: Lia Saralidze, Executive Director
Phone: +995 32 2421422
Address: 4, Magalashvili Str., Apt. 1, Tbilisi 0186, Georgia
Email: info@phf.org.ge
Website: http://phf.org.ge/ka/

Facts

Georgia acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1994, acceded to the Optional Protocol on the sale of child, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) in 2005 and ratified the Palermo Protocol in 2006.

Georgia has one of the highest rates of female marriage under the age of 18 among European countries, along with Moldova and Turkey.

Resources

ECPAT International
Georgia – Country Overview

Year: 2018

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Public Health Foundation of Georgia
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Georgia

Year: 2015

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ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Year: 2014

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Indicators

Age of Consent

Partial

Age of sexual consent is 16. The national legislation does not provide for a close-in-age exemption

ECO Georgia, 2018

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

Active extraterritoriality is provided for SEC related crimes. Passive extraterritoriality is not contemplated. Double criminality is required unless the offence constitutes a serious or partly serious crime directed against the interests of Georgia or unless the crime is prescribed by a treaty Georgia is a party to.

Extradition is only permitted if a treaty to which Georgia is a party prescribes it. There is no mention to the double criminality requirement for extradition.

ECO Georgia, 2018

CSAM Definition

No

The national legislation does not provide a definition of CSAM which is in line with international standards.

ECO Georgia, 2018

Background Check Required

Not Yet Assessed

National Commitments

Partial

Georgia has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the OPIC, the Trafficking Protocol, the ILO Convention No. 182.

Georgia has also ratified the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

Georgia has not ratified the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

ECO Georgia, 2018

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

No

There is no dedicated national police unit that specifically includes SEC in its mandate. There is however, a Cybercrime Unit which seeks to strengthen coordination between law enforcement agencies and the private sector in order to remove CSAM and prosecute offenders.

ECO Georgia, 2018

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

Partial

Georgia established a single database on victims of trafficking by nationality, sex, age and form of exploitation, as well as disaggregated data on offenders. However, this information is accessible only through the submission and approval of an official request letter to the relevant government organisation. It is unclear whether the database includes information on compensation sought by child victims.

ECO Georgia, 2018

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