Access of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPS to socio-economic rights: the case of Georgia

Authors Gaga GABRICHIDZE
Description
The problem of internally displaced persons has been one of the main concerns of the Georgian state since the early nineties. While taking into account its relevance for the country, Georgia has adopted a lot of legal acts aimed at regulating issues related to the legal status of IDPs. Nevertheless, due to limited financial resources, the assistance provided to IDPs is rather modest given their needs. As to asylum seekers, refugees and persons with humanitarian status, their legal situation is determined by several legal regimes. In general, they have the same rights as other foreigners. However, with regard to the right to education they enjoy the same rights as Georgian citizens. In terms of financial and social assistance they receive from the state, in most cases, similar amounts to the assistance received by the IDPs.
Year 2013
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