Criminal Code of Georgia

Title Criminal Code of Georgia
Date of adoption

22 July 1999

Last amended: 12 June 2013

Entry into force 1 June 2000
Text versions Georgian


Official source: „Sakartvelos Sakanonmdeblo Matsne“, 41 (48), 13/08/1999.

The Criminal Code provides for three different articles related to the trafficking in persons:

  • Art. 1431 refers to the trafficking in persons, in general;
  • Art. 1432 criminalises trafficking in minors;
  • Art. 1433 criminalises the use of services of a (statutory) victim of the trafficking in persons.

Furthermore, according to Article 371, sanctions for refusing to make statements do not apply during the reflection period to persons who are victims of trafficking.

Finally, while setting sanctions for illegal crossing of Georgian borders, the Criminal Code declares that this does not apply to foreign nationals or stateless persons who enter Georgia as a vitim of trafficking in persons until being granted victim status (Article 344).

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