Georgia holds regular and competitive elections. Its democratic trajectory showed signs of improvement during the period surrounding a change in government in 2012–13, but recent years have featured backsliding. Oligarchic influence affects the country’s political affairs, policy decisions, and media environment, and the rule of law is undermined by politicization. Civil liberties are inconsistently protected.

Freedom on the Net 2023

Freedom on the Net — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

Volunteers clean up the rubbles from a destroyed residential building in Borodyanka. Following the recapture of Borodyanka by the Ukrainian forces, the city was heavily devastated and turned into ruins under intense fighting and shelling.

Nations in Transit — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Georgia Country Report

Georgia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

Georgian police officers cordon off the area in central Tbilisi where Orthodox believers and anti-gay activists stage a rally marking the International Day against Homophobia. (Photo Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images)

A New Eurasian Far Right Rising

Reflections on Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia: Far-right groups are growing in prominence and sophistication across Eurasia, particularly in countries where notable democratic and liberalizing reforms have taken place.