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  1. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Electronic Documents and Electronic Trusted Services No. 639-IIS, adopted on 21 April 2017 - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-10 | GEO-2017-L-104540

    Article 1 - Purpose and scope of the law
    Article 2 - Definition of terms
    Article 3 - Legal force of electronic signature and electronic stamp
    Article 4 - Electronic document
    Article 5 - Rights and responsibilities of a provider of qualified trusted service
    Article 6 - Certificate of qualified electronic signature/qualified electronic stamp
    Article 7 - Qualified mention of time
    Article 8 - Qualified verification of authenticity of qualified electronic signature/qualified electronic stamp
    Article 9 - Qualified conservation of qualified electronic signature/qualified electronic stamp
    Article 10 - Cancellation, suspension and renewal of qualified electronic signature/qualified electronic stamp
    Article 11 - Authorization and supervision over qualified provide of trusted service
    Article 12 - Recognition of qualified trusted service provided by foreign or international organization
    Article 13 - Transitional provisions
    Article 14 - Conclusive provision

    This Law establishes a legal framework for electronic documents, the use of electronic signatures, and the use of trusted electronic services. This law stipulates that the law of Georgia of 14 March 2008 on Electronic Signature and Electronic Documents shall be repealed.

  2. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Innovation No. 5501-IIS, adopted on 22 June 2016. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 2016-07-12 | GEO-2016-L-104539

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Infrastructure of Innovations Activities
    Chapter III - Financing of Innovations Activities
    Chapter IV - Commercialization of Innovation Projects Finances by the State
    Chapter V - Transitional and Final Provisions

    This law is aimed at creating and improving the necessary national ecosystem for Georgia’s social-economic development, building economy based on knowledge and innovations, supporting use in Georgia of foreign technologies, supporting the use and export of intellectual property and technologies created in Georgia.

  3. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on the Development of High Mountainous Regions No. 4036-RS, adopted on 16 July 2015. - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-07-28 | GEO-2015-L-104537

    Article 1 - Definition of terms
    Article 2 - Regulation of issues related to the status of high mountainous settlements
    Article 3 - Granting, terminating, suspending, and restoring the status of permanent resident of a high mountainous settlement
    Article 4 - Social benefits in high mountainous settlements
    Article 5 - Tax privileges in high mountainous settlements
    Article 6 - Status and composition of the National Mountain Development Council
    Article 7 - Powers of the National Mountain Development Council
    Article 8 - High mountainous settlements development fund
    Article 9 - Measures to be implemented related to the entry of this Law into force
    Article 10 - Normative acts repealed as from the entry into force of this Law
    Article 11 - Entry into force of this Law

    This law stipulates that the policy implemented by the State towards high mountainous regions is part of the regional development policy of the country and is aimed at ensuring the equal socio-economic development of the entire territory of Georgia and at solving the social and economic problems of persons living in high mountainous regions. The aim of this Law is to determine the benefits of encouraging the social and economic progress of high mountainous regions as guaranteed by the Constitution of Georgia; such benefits ensure the well-being of persons living in high mountainous regions, raise living standards, promote employment and improve social and economic conditions. This law stipulates that the law of Georgia of 8 June 1999 on High Mountainous Regions Social-Economic and Cultural Development shall be repealed on 1 January 2016.

  4. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile Justice Code of Georgia No. 3708-IIS, adopted on 12 June 2015 - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-24 | GEO-2015-L-104525

    Chapter I - Juvenile Justice Legislation and its Scope
    Chapter II - General Principles of Juvenile Justice
    Chapter III - Persons Administering Juvenile Justice Procedure
    Chapter IV - Minor Witnesses and Minor Victims
    Chapter V - General Rules of Juvenile Justice Procedure
    Chapter VI - Release of Minors from Criminal Liability
    Chapter VII - Arrest of Minors; Investigation and Criminal Prosecution
    Chapter VIII - Hearing juvenile cases in court
    Chapter IX - Pre-trial Preventive Measures
    Chapter X - Objectives and Types of the Sentences, Conditional Sentence
    Chapter XI - Sentencing Minors
    Chapter XII - Execution of Non-custodial Sentences
    Chapter XIII - Conditions of Minors in Detention and Prison Facilities
    Chapter XIV - Preparation of a minor for release; care for, resocialisation and rehabilitation of a minor after serving a conditional or other sentence
    Chapter XV - Transitional Provisions

    Article 45, para. 2 (b) stipulates that minors may be obligated to start working with the assistance of a specialised state agency; Article 69, para. 4 stipulates that house arrest shall be imposed on a minor in a manner that its execution does not obstruct the performance of remunerated work or education; Article 71, para. 1 stipulates that community service shall be imposed on a minor for a period of 40 to 300 hours; Article 71, para. 3 stipulates that community service shall be imposed on a minor in a manner that its execution does not obstruct the performance of a remunerated work; Article 71, para. 4 stipulates that when imposing community service on a minor, it is desirable that the minor is assigned to work at a place where he/she can acquire the experience and skills necessary to become a member of society; Article 85 - Working opportunities of a minor stipulates that 1. An accused or convicted minor may perform remunerated work. 2. An accused or convicted minor shall work after his/her studies, and the combined time of work and education shall not exceed eight hours a day. 3. The administration of a juvenile rehabilitation facility shall promote the performance of remunerated work by minors. Accused or convicted minors may work outside the juvenile rehabilitation facility. 4. An accused or convicted minor may only perform the work that facilitates his/her professional training and employment after release, and that does not impede his/her education. 5. A convicted minor placed in a juvenile rehabilitation facility may not be employed to perform general maintenance duties.

  5. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Business Ombudsman of Georgia No. 3612-IIS, adopted on 28 May 2015. - legislation on-line legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-04 | GEO-2015-L-104528

    Article 1 - Scope of the Law
    Article 2 - Legal grounds for the activities of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 3 - Main principles of the activities of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 4 - Appointment of the Business Ombudsman and termination of his/her authority
    Article 5 - Activities incompatible with the position of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 6 - Powers of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 7 - Office and the Deputy of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 8 - Review of an application
    Article 9 - Analysis of the legislation of Georgia
    Article 10 - Practice analysis
    Article 11 - Informational and advisory activities
    Article 12 - Annual report of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 13 - Property and financing of the Business Ombudsman
    Article 14 - Transitional provisions
    Article 15 - Final provisions

    This Law is intended to facilitate protection of rights and legitimate interests related to the performance of entrepreneurial activities of persons in the territory of Georgia. Repeals the Ordinance No.92 of the Government of Georgia of 23 February 2011 on the Powers and Main Principles and Forms of Activities of the Tax Ombudsman.

  6. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 2697 of 17 October 2014 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Elimination of Domestic Violence, Protection and Support of Victims of Domestic Violence. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-10-17 | Date of entry into force: 2014-11-14 | GEO-2014-L-98931

    In article 3 modifies the definition of the "domestic violence" as the violation of constitutional rights and freedoms of one family member by another family member through neglect and/or physical, psychological, economic, sexual violence or coercion; in article 4 introduce the definition of "neglect" as failure by a parent and/or a legal representative to satisfy physical and psychological needs of a child, restriction of a child's right to basic education, failure to protect a child from danger or to perform the actions necessary to register birth or to use medical and other services, provided the parent and/or the legal representative has appropriate information, possibility and access to the appropriate services; introduce article 91 - Identification of domestic violence cases; in paras 5-7 of article 10 further develop provisions related to protective and restraining orders; introduce article 141 concerning identification of domestic violence against minors (children); modify article 17 - Rights and protection guarantees for victims of domestic violence and introduce article 171 - Raising awareness of domestic violence victims and 172 - A temporary accommodation for victims of domestic violence (a shelter); introduce article 182 - Retention by victims of domestic violence of the right to temporarily use the place of residence; introduce article 191 - Toll-free support line; modify article 20 - Rehabilitation measures for abusers; introduce paras 10-11 to article 21 on the measures related to putting the Law into force.

  7. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Organic Law of Georgia on Georgian Citizenship (No. 2319-IIs of 30 April 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-30 | GEO-2014-L-99407

  8. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Internally Displaced Persons - Persecuted from the Occupied Territories of Georgia (No. 1982-IIs of 6 February 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-06 | GEO-2014-L-99402

  9. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Organic Law No. 729-IIs of 12 June 2013 to Amend the Labour Code of Georgia. - Legislation On-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-04 | GEO-2013-L-97806

    Overall the Law aims at improving an employee's status; provides for special protective legal provisions for an employee in para 3 of article 1, para 10 of article 6, para 4 of article 13 (a labour agreement may not establish norms different from those provided for by this Law that can worsen employee's condition); widens material scope of the pre-existing anti-discriminatory clause enshrined in para 3 of article 2 adding general prohibition of discrimination in pre-contractual relations; further develops personal scope of labour relations in para 1 of article 3 adding "employers association" as a recognized subject; in para 1 of article 3 refers to the ILO Conventions No 87 and No 98 in regards to the employees association; rephrases para 6 of article 5 explicitly requiring an employer to provide an employee with the contract details; in para 1 of article 6 defines terms of oral, written (more than 3 months), fixed-term and open-ended labour agreements (more than 30 months); further sophisticates essentials of any labour agreement in para 9 of article 6; in para 2 of article 9 imposes obligation to an employer to pay to an employee during the trial period; obliges an employer to communicate internal labour regulations to an employee in para 1 of article 13; in para 1 of article 14 decreases working time from 41 to 40 hours a week for general services and introduces 48 hours working week provision for special services; provides for 36 hours working week for minors from 16 to 18 years of age in para 3 of article 14 and 24 hours working week for minors from 14 to 16 years of age in para 4 of article 14; in para 2 of article 17 introduces obligation to get the minor's consent to work overtime; in para 4 of article 17 explicitly stipulates an employer's obligation to compensate overtime work by increased amount of hourly pay rate; in para 4 of article 21 introduces employer's obligation to compensate any unused leave of absence should the labour agreement be terminated before the expiration date; in article 261 introduces right to 10 calendar days annually of extra leave of absence for employees working under harsh, harmful, or hazardous labour conditions; in article 27 raises maternity and child care leaves to 730 calendar days stating that 183 days of absence shall normally be paid and 200 days shall be paid in case of pregnancy complication or multiple births; in article 28 raises newborn (an infant under 12 months) adoption leaves of absence from 365 to 550 days stating that 90 days shall be paid instead of 70; in article 37 modifies the preexisting regulation concerning termination of labour agreements and defines precise list of grounds for termination as well as obliges an employer to explain the exact ground of agreement termination; in para 1 of article 38 modifies terms of termination of labour agreements and confers additional rights to an employee; in article 381 introduces a notion of "massive layoffs" (at least 100 employees within 15 calendar days) and obliges an employer to notify about such a decision in writing the Ministry for Labour, Health, and Social Affairs of Georgia; in articles 401, 402, and 403 explicitly grants and regulates freedom of association for employers and employees; in article 48 specifies provisions concerning individual disputes and introduces article 481 which specifies provisions in regards of collective disputes; abolishes 90 days limit for a strike in para 7 of article 49; in articles 521, 522, 523, 524 establishes a new body - Tripartite Social Partnership Commission (the Government of Georgia, employers associations and employees associations) as a consultative body for the Prime Minister in order to facilitate development of social partnership and social dialogue at all levels in the country between employees, employers and the Government of Georgia and to draft proposals and recommendations on different issues in labour and other concomitant relations.

  10. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Personal Data Protection (No. 5669 of 28 December 2011). - Legislation On-line in Georgian Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2016-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2013-01-01 | GEO-2011-L-90399

    Guarantees, inter alia, basic rights of individuals for their personal data protection, sets up data processing rules, and defines the procedure of personal data exchange between States and international organizations.

  11. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Civil Status Acts (No. 5562 of 20 December 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-20 | GEO-2011-L-99408

  12. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Code of Georgia (Law No. 4113 of 17 December 2010). - Laws On-line in Georgian Legilsation On-line in Russian Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2010-12-17 | GEO-2010-L-88313

    Part I: General Provisions
    Part II: Individual Labour Relations
    Part III: Collective Labour Agreement
    Part IV: Liability and Disputes
    Part IV (I):Tripartite Social Partnership Commission
    Part V: Transitional and Final Provisions

  13. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 2508-rs of 28 December 2009 to amend the Labour Code of Georgia. (საქართველოს შრომის კოდექსში დამატების შეტანის შესახებ) - Parliament's website

    Adoption: 2009-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2010-04-01 | GEO-2009-L-85496

    Adds para "e1" to article 36 (Right to a Safe and Healthy Working Environment) of the Labour Code that reads as follows:
    "e1) placement of a victim of domestic violence in a shelter and/or crisis centre when he/she cannot perform his/her job for a period not exceeding 30 calendar days in a year."

  14. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 2257-IIs of 4 December 2009 on General Courts. (საერთო სასამართლოების შესახებ) - Laws on-line in Georgian

    Adoption: 2009-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2009-12-04 | GEO-2009-L-85364

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: the High Court
    Chapter III: Court of Appeal
    Chapter IV: Regional (City) Courts
    Chapter V: Nomination (Election) and Promotion of Judges
    Chapter VI: Dismissal of the Judge, Responsibility of the Judge
    Chapter VII: High Council of Justice of Georgia
    Chapter VIII: Department of Courts of General Instance
    Chapter IX: Organizational Guarantees of Activities of the Court
    Chapter X: Protection of the Court.
    Chapter XI : Conference of Judges of Georgia
    Chapter XII: Funding of Courts of General Instance: Guarantees for Social and Legal Protection of Judges
    Chapter XIII: Place of the High Court; Symbols of Judicial Power
    Chapter XIV: Transitional Provisions
    Chapter XV: Final Provisions

    Repeals the previous laws on General Courts of 13 June 1997; on High Courts of 12 May 1999; on Guarantees for Social and Legal Protection of Judges of High Courts of 25 June 1996; and on Social and Legal Protection of Judges of 3 December 2002.

  15. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 1876-IIs of 22 October 2009 on Normative Acts. - Law on-line in Georgian

    Adoption: 2009-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2009-12-07 | GEO-2009-L-84070

    Defines the types of Normative Acts, the hierarchy between different legal acts, their relation to the Constitution and international treaties.

  16. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code of Georgia (No. 1772 of 9 October 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-09 | GEO-2009-L-99406

  17. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No 1280-Is of 19 June 2009 on Arbitration. (არბიტრაჟის შესახებ) - Law on-line in Georgian

    Adoption: 2009-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | GEO-2009-L-85363

    Part I: General Provisions
    Part II: Arbitration Agreement
    Part III: Composition of Arbitration
    Part IV: Competency of Arbitration
    Part V: Arbitration Examination
    Part VI: Deliberation of Arbitration Decisions and Cancellation of the Examination of the Case
    Part VII: Appeal of Arbitration Decision and its Cancellation
    Part VIII: Notification of Arbitration Decisions and its Expiration
    Part IX: Transitional Provisions
    Part X: Final Provisions

    Replaces the previous Law on Private Arbitration of 17 April 1997

  18. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 802 of 19 December 2008 to amend the previous Law on Citizenship. ("საქართველოს მოქალაქეობის შესახებ" საქართველოს ორგანულ კანონში ცვლილებების შეტანის თაობაზე)

    Adoption: 2008-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-02-01 | GEO-2008-L-81336

    Amends provisions concerning the requirements to obtain Georgian citizenship. The applicant must have: resided five years or more in Georgia; have a basic knowledge of Georgian and the history of Georgia; and have an employment or property in Georgia.

  19. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 431 of 23 October 2008 on Occupied Territories.

    Adoption: 2008-10-23 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-23 | GEO-2008-L-81268

    Gives legal definition to the status of territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occurred after the August 2008 War. Establishes a special legal regime on these territories.

  20. Georgia - General provisions - Constitution

    Law No. 232 of 7 July 2008 to adopt the Constitution of Autonomous Republic of Adjara. (აჭარის ავტონომიური რესპუბლიკის კონსტიტუციის დამტკიცების თაობაზე) - Law in Georgian

    Adoption: 2008-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-04 | GEO-2008-C-81266

    Adopts, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Georgia, the new Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.

  21. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 5917 of 13 March 2008 On the future generations and sustainable development funds. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2008-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2008-03-15 | GEO-2008-L-79277

    In order to ensure the social stability and sustainable for coming generations, the Act provides for the creation of a special fund to receive proceeds from budgetary surplus and privatization of State assets.

  22. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Free Industrial Zones (No. 5175 RS of 3 July 2007). - Legislation on-line (Unofficial English Translation) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-18 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2008-01-01 | GEO-2007-L-90469

    Establishes the rules for the creation and liquidation of industrial free zones, as well as the management of industrial free zones and the creation and functioning of administrative and service/supervisory bodies. It determines additional terms and tax preferences for the industrial free zone enterprises and other issues related to the functioning of these zones.

  23. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 3142 of 25 May 2006 on the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Protection of and Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence [Consolidation of 28 December 2009]. (ოჯახში ძალადობის აღკვეთის, ოჯახში ძალადობის მსხვერპლთა დაცვისა და დახმარების შესახებ) - Council of Europe home page

    Adoption: 2006-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-05-25 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-07-01 | GEO-2006-L-85497

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Prevention of Domestic Violence
    Chapter III: Mechanisms for the Identification and Elimination of Domestic Violence
    Chapter IV: Specific Measures for the Protection of a Child (Minor) from Domestic Violence
    Chapter V: Peculiarities of Legal Proceedings with Regard to Domestic Violence
    Chapter VI: Social and Labour Guarantees for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rehabilitation Measures for Abusers
    Chapter VII: Transitional Provisions
    Chapter VIII : Final Clauses

  24. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Freedom of Speech and Expression (No 220-RS of 24 June 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-06-24 | GEO-2004-L-99403

  25. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on amendments and changes to the Criminal Code.

    Adoption: 2003-07-06 | GEO-2003-L-74446

    Amends sections 142.1 (racial discrimination), 142.2 (rights of persons with disabilities), 143.1 (trafficking in persons), 143.2 (trafficking in minors) and 335 (forcing to provide interview, testimony, etc.)

  26. Georgia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Parliament Decision introducing necessary measures to fight against human trafficking, especially in women and children (466).

    Adoption: 2002-05-18 | GEO-2002-R-64445

    In accordance with article 8 of the Georgian Law on International Agreements, recommends to the President of Georgia to ratify the United Nations' Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Additional Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons.

  27. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of 19 June 2001 on the procedure of execution of non-prison sentences and probation. - English translation

    Adoption: 2001-06-19 | GEO-2001-L-65067

    Provides that a Court can deprive a person condemned of the right to occupy a position or carry out an activity. Unofficial English translation.

  28. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code of Georgia (No. 2287 of 22 July 1999). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-07-22 | Date of entry into force: 2000-02-15 | GEO-1999-L-73506

    Book 1: Criminal Law
    Book 2: Offense
    Book 3: Punishment
    Book 4: Release from criminal liability and punishment
    Book 5: Criminal liability of minors
    Book 6: Types of forced medical measures, basis and procedures for application
    Book 7: Crimes against human beings
    Book 8: Economic crimes
    Book 9: Crimes against public security and order (Chapter 43: Criminal violation of safety rules during work)
    Book 10: Crimes against the rules for the protection of environment and use of natural resources
    Book 11: Crimes against the State
    Book 12: Crimes against the judiciary
    Book 13: Military crimes
    Book 14: Crimes against humanity
    Book 15: Transitional and final provisions

  29. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No.1139 of 10 December 1997 "On Health Care" as amended to 20 March 2015. - Legislation On-Line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-31 | GEO-1997-L-98933

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Citizens' Rights in Health Care
    Chapter III: Financing, Organization and Managing of Health Care System
    Chapter IV: On Awarding State Certificate
    Chapter V: Medical Activity
    Chapter VI: Medical Institution
    Chapter VII: Medicine and Pharmaceutical Activity
    Chapter VIII: Medical Technical Devices and Medical Technologies
    Chapter IX: Psychiatric Care
    Chapter X: The State Sanitary Surveillance and Hygienic Rate-Setting
    Chapter X: Control of Diseases
    Chapter XII: Socially Dangerous Diseases and Diseases Requiring Permanent Substitution Treatment
    Chapter XIII: Protection of Social Health and Primary Healthcare
    Chapter XIV: (Title removed)
    Chapter XV: Protection of Citizens' Health during Extraordinary Situations - Disasters and Technical Catastrophes
    Chapter XVI: Professional Diseases
    Chapter XVII: Medical Education
    Chapter XVIII: Professional Responsibility of Medical Personnel and Medical Institution
    Chapter XIX: Biomedical Research
    Chapter XX: Removal and Use of Human Organs, Parts of Organs, Tissues
    Chapter XXI: Donation of Blood and Blood Components
    Chapter XXII: Safe Maternity and Protection of Child Health
    Chapter XXIII: Family Planning
    Chapter XXIV: Critical Condition, Death and Euthanasia
    Chapter XXIV1: Medical Expertise
    Chapter XXV: Transitional Provisions
    Chapter XXVI: Final Provisions.

  30. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of 31 October 1997 to amend and supplement the Labour Code and the Code of Administrative Infringements. - Act (in Russian)

    Adoption: 1997-10-31 | GEO-1997-L-70294

    Amends sections 237, 238 and 2371 of the Labour Code relating to violation of labour legislation and of occupational safety rules, and to labour inspection.

  31. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of the Republic of Georgia of 31 October 1997 on political associations of citizens.

    Adoption: 1997-10-31 | GEO-1997-L-74540

  32. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Code of Georgia (No. 786 of 26 June 1997). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-06-26 | GEO-1997-L-90468

    Contains the provisions concerning the regulation of civil matters in Georgia.

  33. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Organic Law on Courts of General Jurisdiction of 13 June 1997, as amended up to 2002.

    Adoption: 1997-06-13 | GEO-1997-L-71143

    Establishes the system of administration of justice in Georgia, including the organization of courts and the legal definition of the status of judges.

  34. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of Georgia on Promotion and Guarantees of Investment Activity (No 473-IS of 12 November 1996). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-11-12 | GEO-1996-L-99404

  35. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Internally Displaced and Persecuted Persons, 1996.

    Adoption: 1996-06-28 | GEO-1996-L-65786

    Regulates legal status of internally displaced and persecuted persons. Persecuted person is defined as a citizen of Georgia or person who habitually resides in Georgia without nationality who has been forced to leave a permanent residence and has been displaced (within the territory of Georgia) as a consequence of a threat to life, health or freedom to himself or his family, resulting from aggression of another country, domestic conflict or massive violation of human rights. Provides for rights and duties of persecuted persons, as well as rights and duties of persons applying for status as persecuted person.

  36. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 230 of 16 May 1996 on Public Defender [consolidation, 21 July 2010]. (საქართველოს სახალხო დამცველის შესახებ) - Legislation On-line Laws On-line in Georgian,

    Adoption: 1996-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-16 | GEO-1996-L-88312

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Appointment and Termination of the Term of Office of the Public Defender
    Chapter III: Powers and Competences of the Public Defender
    Chapter IV: Legal Safeguards for Exercising Powers of the Public Defender
    Chapter V: The Staff and the Structure of the Public Defender¿s Office

  37. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of 31 January 1996 on the Constitutional Court.

    Adoption: 1996-01-31 | GEO-1996-L-63983

  38. Georgia - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Georgia of 24 August 1995. - The Constitution of Georgia (in English)

    Adoption: 1995-08-24 | GEO-1995-C-46127

    Chapter II deals with citizenship, fundamental human rights and freedoms. It provides, inter alia, for equality before the law regardless of race, skin color, language, sex, religion, political and other beliefs, national ethnic and social membership, origin, property and class status, and place of residence. Freedom of speech, thought, conscience, religion and beliefs is guaranteed. Section 26 provides for the right to establish and join a trade union and section 33 recognizes the right to strike.

  39. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of 28 October 1994 on Entrepreneurs, as amended.

    Adoption: 1994-10-28 | GEO-1994-L-63984

    Supplements the Act on the Principles of Entrepreneurial Activity of 1991 and the relevant provisions of the Civil Code. Regulates the founding, operation and liquidation (art. 14) of companies and their legal status.

  40. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of the Republic of Georgia on Martial Law.

    Adoption: 1992-12-24 | GEO-1992-L-61278

    Regulates declaration of martial law. Martial law may be declared by Parliament or the Chairman of Parliament. In the latter case, the decision must subsequently be submitted to Parliament, and be approved by a two-thirds majority. Section 3 provides for public announcement of the decision. Section 5 specifies powers of military authorities under martial law. These include the right to use all measures considered necessary to ensure public order; evacuation of citizens from dangerous regions; and mobilisation of citizens for carrying out defence activities. Also provides for introduction of a special regime of departure of citizens from the territory of the state and of entrance of non-nationals. Section 7 establishes that, after declaration of martial law, citizens are obliged to carry identity documents when moving from one place to another.

  41. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of the Republic of Georgia on Defence.

    Adoption: 1992-12-22 | GEO-1992-L-61280

    Deals with various aspects of military defense of the Republic of Georgia. Chapter I sets forth general principles. Declares that military policy of Republic of Georgia is defensive, and that Georgia is a non-nuclear state. Georgia shall never be the first to start military operations against other nations and begin a war. Also establishes principle of neutrality. Chapter II regulates authority of different state bodies with regard to military defense of the country. Finally, Chapter III deals with armed forces, including organisational structure, obligation of citizens to perform military service, and mobilisation.

  42. Georgia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of the Republic of Georgia on Press and other Mass Media.

    Adoption: 1991-08-10 | GEO-1991-L-61281

    Deals with various questions related to the press and other mass media. Chapter I contains general provisions, including principle of freedom of press. Chapter II regulates foundation of a mass media, registration and application for registration, denial of registration, suspension or termination of mass media acitvity, and some related matters. Chapter III provides for rights and obligations of citizens, mass media and journalists. These include rights of citizens to obtain information by means of mass media, and denial of information which humiliates a person's or an organisation's dignity. Also regulates rights and duties of journalists. Chapter IV provides for sanctions, Chapter V for international cooperation, and Chapter VI for control and implementation.


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