Access to Justice for Children
Gaps Analysis of the National Legislation of Georgia
The present study report has been prepared as a result of the desk analysis of more than 30 different legal acts in light with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, other UN and Council of Europe conventions and guidelines. The study report reflects the findings of other relevant studies conducted by UNICEF and other international or national organizations. Furthermore, the study incorporates inputs provided by experts, state agencies, judiciary and civil society organizations through participatory process. The study has been conducted on the following major areas: fundamental principles of the rights of the child; major elements of child-friendly justice; main substantive rights of the child (education, health, protection from violence, etc.). Furthermore, the document discusses the implementation of the child rights impact assessment and evaluation mechanism in decision-making process at all levels of Government, Parliament, Judiciary, and local self-governments.
The study was undertaken by UNICEF Georgia as part of the EU-UN Joint Project on “Enhancing Access to Justice and Development of a Child-friendly System in Georgia”