The Freedom of Religion in the Post-Soviet Georgia


  • Manana Darchashvili
  • Tina Tskhovrebadze



Georgia, Politics, Religion, Freedom, International Organizations, the Georgian Government, Religious Challenges


After declaring the independence of the Georgian state at the end of the 20th century Georgia faced different kinds of challenges in internal politics and one of the most important issues among them was a peaceful coexistence of multi-ethnical and multi-religious groups in the new realities. Any governments of Georgia have always taken into consideration the issue.

Depending on the actuality of the theme, we define the main aim of the paper, which is studying the quality of the freedom of religion in Post-Soviet Georgia. The work analysis the content of the research-based documents on freedom of beliefs and religions, prepared by different international organizations, and how the Georgian government reacts and answers to the dilemmas of freedom of religion. The empirical data such are – scientific works, research papers, official documents written by the state institutions discussed with the historicism method.

The paper suggests different angles of view over the religious freedom reality in Georgia - how effective are tools and steps made by the Georgian government for solving the controversy or similar flows in society. What kinds of arrangements do the government creates for implementing recommendations worked out by the international organizations and guaranteeing basement religious freedom, respect for them, and tolerance.

Modern Georgian policy on religion is oriented on peaceful examples shown by various counties political experience and nearest past, it relies on new trends in global politics and is looking for ways for creating a comprehensive environment for religious freedom and expression, at least all those measures serve and are meaningful pillars for creating democratic prosperity in Georgia


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How to Cite

Darchashvili , M. ., & Tskhovrebadze, T. (2020). The Freedom of Religion in the Post-Soviet Georgia. THE JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, 1(1).