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
work and experience of their institutions.
The workshop is expected to inspire and help start
the development of a Georgian independent
The activity is organised within the framework of the European Union/Council of
Europe Joint Programme âHuman Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions in Georgiaâ,
launched in July 2013, which aims at strengthening human rights and improving
access to health care for persons deprived of their liberty.
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge