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Study Visit and Workshop on an Independent Investigative Mechanism

From 28 to 1 February, the Council of Europe is organising a study visit and a workshop in Belgium for representatives of several Georgian institutions. The aim of the activities is to provide more practical information for the Georgian participants on the work of an independent investigation mechanism for serious human rights violations with the possible prospect of developing a model corresponding to the Georgian needs.

The study visit will include meetings with the Standing Police Monitoring Committee in Brussels and an on-site visit to the prison complex in Bruges. It will be followed by a two-day workshop, where speakers from various independent investigative models from other European countries will present the work and experience of their institutions. The workshop is expected to inspire and help start  the development of a Georgian independent investigative body.

The activity is organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions in Georgia”, launched in July 2013, which aims at strengthening human rights and improving access to health care for persons deprived of their liberty.




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Council of Europe Office in Georgia