The Constitutional Court of Georgia has ruled to overturn the country's blanket ban on the production and distribution of pornography.
The court effectively legalized the production and dissemination of pornography, ruling in favor of a claim
that the current definition of 'pornography' was vague and open to interpretation. The judges also ordered lawmakers to come up with a clearer definition of pornography by May 2023.
Until the court's ruling, the making, dissemination or
advertisement of pornographic works, printed publications, images or similar items was punishable by up to two years in prison.
According to reports, the four Constitutional Court judges found unanimously that the law left an 'unreasonably wide
margin' for interpretation which could create the ground for 'arbitrariness and injustice.' The law did not differentiate between pornography and erotic material, or whether 'pornography' necessarily implied bodily penetration, nudity or a portrayal of
sexual activity without showing sex organs. The term obscenity, used to define pornography for broadcasting purposes, was also ruled to be too abstract.'"