A dispute over efforts to strengthen the legal rights of minority religions has opened a new fault line in Georgia’s fractured political landscape. It is also helping to define the limits of the governing United National Movement’s influence.
Civil code amendments, passed on July 5, will allow “those faiths that are considered legal religions by member countries of the European Council” to register as full-fledged religious organizations. Previously, such groups were only able to register as charities or non-government organizations.
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Molly Corso is a freelance reporter based in Tbilisi.