Tbilisi. Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) publishes an analysis of rights of ethnic minorities in pre-election visions of parties.
“Most of the publicly released programs, with the exception of those of European Georgia and Lelo, do not single out an issue of non-dominant ethnic groups as a separate article or paragraph. Analysis of pre-election programs of political parties makes it clear that parties are often unaware of needs, concerns, and challenges of non-dominant ethnic groups in depth. Pre-election programs often reveal conventional and superficial visions of parties on issues related to protection of rights of non-dominant ethnic groups and their participation in public, as well as political life. In this context, attempts of several parties, to apply different narratives and texts, are noteworthy. However, it should also be noted that their programs are fragmented and artificial”, - is stated on the website of the organization.