On July 14, 2020, the Parliament of Georgia adopted the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. With this law, a new institute of "Special Plaintiff” was introduced into the legal sphere, which means the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in administrative and civil cases by the relevant organization without granting legal representation to administrative bodies and the court. This mechanism is new for the Georgian legal system, although in several countries there is many years of experience in using it to combat systemic problems. Accordingly, it was considered expedient to study and analyze the experience of other countries.
The enclosed study (available in Georgian) was prepared by the South Caucasus Field Presence Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) with the support of the UN SDG Fund supported UN Joint Programme "Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities”.