Jehovah’s Witnesses in Georgia
Attendance at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death—34,969
Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population—1 to 198
First Special Convention Held in Tbilisi, Georgia
This theocratic event, the first ever in Georgia, was marked by rich spiritual food, warm hospitality, and displays of the region’s culture and history.
The European Court of Human Rights Accepts Georgia’s Admission of Guilt
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accepted the Republic of Georgia’s admission that they violated the rights of ten of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
European Court Upholds Religious Rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Georgia
This latest ECHR judgment protects the Witnesses’ freedom to meet together for worship and to share their religious beliefs peacefully with neighbors.
European Court of Human Rights Accepts Georgia’s Admission About Violating the Rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Georgia acknowledged that annulling the Witnesses’ legal entities ‘was not justified.’ The government’s action led to years of persecution and violence against the Witnesses.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Raise Awareness of ECHR Judgment in Georgia
In April 2015, a campaign will provide law enforcement officials with facts about a recent European Court of Human Rights judgment and the religious activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
European Court of Human Rights Upholds Rule of Law in Georgia
On October 7, 2014, the ECHR ruled in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Republic of Georgia. Authorities were found guilty of violating the Witnesses’ religious freedom and other human rights.