The Labour Inspectorate in Georgia: Challenges and the Way Forward

2 Dec, 2022
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The effective protection of workers’ labour rights and safety has been a significant challenge in Georgia for a number of years. Hence, for the past ten years, a political consensus has existed that an efficient labour inspection system is essential for ensuring the effective application of labour legislation. The 2014-2020 Association Agreement established between Georgia and the European Union was an important catalyst for re-establishing the Labour Inspectorate in 2015, almost ten years after its abolition.1 The current Labour Inspectorate model includes the supervision of occupational safety and labour rights issues. The inclusion of labour rights is one of the most important achievements of the 2020 labour reforms.

Tatuli Tchubabria, Eka Mamaladze – On behalf of the Social Justice Center