Project : Promotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rights in Georgia in accordance with Council of Europe Standards

Justice and Legal Co-operation Department

Title Promotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rights in Georgia in accordance with Council of Europe Standards
Project area Georgia
Budget EUR 2 813 000
Funding Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Implementation Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department (LHRCB)
European Centre for Minority Issues
Duration 01/07/2010 - 31/03/2013 (33 months)

Overall objective:
To promote judicial reform and minority rights in Georgia. The Programme will advise the Georgian government, the national authorities, justice sector and civil society on European norms and standards, in particular those norms that are relevant and envisaged in the reforms adopted by the Georgian government.

Specific objectives:

  • To assist the Georgian authorities in improving the capacity of the institutions involved in the justice system and in implementing the latest reforms adopted in the field of the judiciary in line with European standards;
  • To assist the Georgian authorities to carry out reforms in the penitentiary and probation system in line with the Council of Europe standards;
  • To develop and strengthen capacity of the Public Defender’s Office to achieve its objectives and fulfil its role in light of European Human Rights standards;
  • To further the sustainable and credible governance on national minorities in Georgia in accordance with the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.