Stripped property rights in Georgia

18 Apr, 2012

On April 11, 2012 four NGOs presented to the public a Report “Stripped property rights in Georgia”, prepared with the financial support of Open Society Georgia Foundation.

Report highlights cases of violation of property right on the whole territory of Georgia. Resultant to studying the situation, there are revealed a number of cases of property (real estate and lands) pro bono assignation by citizens to the state in various regions of Georgia and especially in touristic zones. Moreover, assignation of property is widespread, when at the same time on the same territory hundred of citizens leave or donate their property to the state of their own free will.  

Frequent are cases when land officially registered in paper version in name of one person is registered in name of another person in electronic version, especially in touristic zones. And in most cases a new owner is state.  

With financial support of Open Society Georgia Foundation Transparency International Georgia, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Georgian Regional Media Association and Association “Green Alternative” elaborated the present Report. 

“Stripped property rights in Georgia” is the third report published within the framework of the project “Promoting protection of property right in new touristic zones”.  Previous two monitoring reports are devoted to problems existing in that regard in Gonio and Mestia.

Here you can find full Georgian / English versions of the Report.