Integration of migrants and reintegration of returnees in Georgia : legal prospective
Title: Integration of migrants and reintegration of returnees in Georgia : legal prospective
Author: GABRICHIDZE, Gaga
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; CARIM-East Research Report; 2013/22
Georgia is, above all, a country of emigration. For that reason, the issue of the integration of immigrants has never been to the fore in the political debate. However, even if there is no policy document on the integration of migrants there are a lot of provisions in Georgian legislation which are related to the integration of migrants. Primarily this concerns the provisions regulating the rights and obligations of migrants as the comparison of legal status of migrants with that of Georgian citizens may help to define the position of migrant with regard to integration. Also of importance are those measures implemented by the state which can be considered as positive measures with regards to integration. Therefore, we will first analyse the legal and institutional framework of integration will be analyzed and second, we will offer an overview of measures supporting the integration of migrants as well as reintegration measures taken by the state. Challenges will be identified and recommendations will be elaborated based on this analysis. It should also be noted here that the study will cover the status of foreign citizens in general and the integration-relevant aspect of relations in which stateless persons and also refugees participate.
CARIM-East: Creating an Observatory of Migration East of Europe; This is the translated version of CARIM-East RR 2013/23
Type of Access: openAccess