Council of Europe‚Äôs
Anti-Racism Commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of its
priority recommendations in respect of Georgia
15.10.2013 ‚Äď The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today
published its conclusions on the implementation of priority recommendations made
in its report on Georgia which had been released in 2010.
As part of the fourth round of
ECRI‚Äôs monitoring work, a new process of interim follow-up has been introduced
with respect to up to three recommendations made in each of ECRI‚Äôs country
reports. Two years following the publication of each report, ECRI addresses a
communication to the Government concerned asking what has been done in
connection with the recommendations for which priority follow-up was requested.
On the basis of the response
from the Government and information gathered from other sources, ECRI draws up
its conclusions on the way in which its recommendations have been followed up.
These conclusions concern only the priority recommendations and do not aim at
providing a comprehensive analysis of all developments in the fight against
racism and intolerance in the State concerned.
Through the new interim
follow-up procedure, ECRI seeks to assist Council of Europe member States in
fine-tuning their response to the recommendations made in its country reports.
The conclusions and the country
report are available
ECRI is a human rights
body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors
problems of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and discrimination on
grounds such as ‚Äúrace‚ÄĚ, ethnic/national origin, colour, citizenship, religion
and language (racial discrimination); it prepares reports and issues
recommendations to member States.
political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote
democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to
social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.