Georgia: Whether Georgia issues or issued a military book or card to men of draft age; when the book is or was issued to men eligible for the draft; whether the book lists or listed educational or medical deferrals; when the card or military book was first issued and, if applicable, when Georgia ceased issuing such a card or military book
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||5 April 2005|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GGA43456.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Georgia: Whether Georgia issues or issued a military book or card to men of draft age; when the book is or was issued to men eligible for the draft; whether the book lists or listed educational or medical deferrals; when the card or military book was first issued and, if applicable, when Georgia ceased issuing such a card or military book, 5 April 2005, GGA43456.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/42df60e928.html [accessed 23 September 2014]|
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Article 128 of the Unified Election Code of Georgia stipulated that the military card was one form of identification that could be used in order to be eligible to vote in the parlimentary elections of 2003 (Georgia Nov. 2003). However, no further information on the military card could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Georgia. November 2003. Unified Election Code of Georgia.
Additional Sources Consulted
The Embassy of Georgia in Washington, DC did not respond to requests for information within time constraints.
The Embassy of Georgia in London could not respond to requests for information.
Internet sites, including: Amnesty International (AI), The Economist, European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI), Freedom House, Human Rights Watch (HRW), The Messenger [Tbilisi], United States Department of State, World News Connection (WNC).