The International Day for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is observed on December 3. The Georgian Government has highlighted its commitment to prioritizing the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and integrating their interests into state policy.
“It is important to highlight that in 2023, the state submitted a report on the rights of persons with disabilities to the UN Committee, outlining the legal status of persons with disabilities in the country. Subsequently, the committee issued recommendations to the state.
The interdepartmental coordination committee for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, established at the initiative of the Prime Minister in 2021, will persist in promoting and coordinating the implementation of the recommendations received from the committee, working in conjunction with the Advisory Council of Persons with Disabilities.
As per the Law of On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, public institutions continue to collaborate with organizations dedicated to the rights of persons with disabilities to develop and execute annual action plans.
On September 5, 2022, the Government of Georgia approved the second national strategy for the protection of human rights for 2022-2030, and on March 23, 2023, the strategy received parliamentary approval. This comprehensive document encompasses all fundamental rights and freedoms, with a specific focus on safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups.
To achieve the outlined goals and objectives of the national strategy, efforts are underway to develop a national action plan for the protection of human rights covering the years 2024-2026. These policy documents give special attention to the rights of persons with disabilities, emphasizing tasks that ensure the equality and accessibility of persons with disabilities, with a particular focus on the needs and challenges faced by women with disabilities and persons with disabilities residing in the regions.
The state remains committed to caring for its citizens and ensuring a dignified life for all.” reads the statement by the Government Administration.