Analysis of the Court Practice on Cases related to Stalking and Forced Marriage (2018-2022)
This study covers crimes of violence against women as defined by the Criminal Code of Georgia, particularly under the following articles:
- CCG Article 1511 – Stalking
- CCG Article 1501 – Forced marriage
- CCG Article 143 – Unlawful deprivation of liberty (For the purpose of this study, this article refers to the kidnapping of a woman for the purpose of forced marriage.)
Considering the specific nature of the crimes, court practice was examined from a gender perspective. The study is comprehensive, as it analyses all judgments rendered by the common courts of Georgia between 2018 and 2022. Consequently, the study offers a comprehensive overview of the administration of justice concerning these crimes during the stated period.
The publication was produced within the framework of the project “Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Georgia”, funded by the European Union. The project is implemented by UN Women and UNFPA.