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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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Roundtable on Independent Mechanisms of Investigation of Serious Human Rights Violations
On 22-23 April 2013, a roundtable on independent mechanisms to investigate serious human rights violations by law-enforcement officials will take place at the Holiday Inn hotel in Tbilisi. Various international experts will share best practices of effective mechanisms to investigate complaints of violations of human rights, with a view to the possible setting up of an independent investigative body in Georgia. The roundtable will be attended by the Minister of Justice, Minister of Internal Affairs, the Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance and the Prosecutor General, together with Mr Christos Giakoumopolous, the Director of Human Rights of the Council of Europe and Mr Boris Iarochevitch, Deputy Head of European Union Delegation to Georgia.   

The participants of the roundtable will first discuss European practices in investigating human rights complaints, followed by a session on the current Georgian framework for investigating complaints against law-enforcement officials, in which representatives of governmental entities will share their experience. Finally, the last session of the roundtable will focus on the possible creation of a complaints and independent investigative body in Georgia.  

The roundtable is organised in the framework of the Joint Programme of the European Union and Council of Europe “Reinforcing the Fight against Ill-treatment and Impunity”.



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Council of Europe Office in Georgia