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ECRI’s Round Table in Georgia

Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi Hotel
Tbilisi, 12 June 2007

PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION: 8:45

Moderator of the morning session: Professor Levan ALEXIDZE, member of ECRI

9:00 – 9:15

OPENING

 

- Welcome by Professor Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI
- Opening Address by Ms Zinaida BESTAEVA, State Minister in Civil Integration Issues

9:15 – 10:30 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON GEORGIA

9:15 – 9:40

ECRI’s work and conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Georgia,
by Professor Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI

9:45 – 10:30

Discussion: open to the floor

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30 THEME II – NATIONAL LEGISLATION TO COMBAT RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – THE WAY FORWARD

10:45 – 11:00

ECRI’s standards for the development of a comprehensive legislative and institutional framework for combating racism and racial discrimination,
by Ms Claudia LAM, member of ECRI’s Secretariat

11:00 – 11:20

Challenges ahead for the development of comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation in Georgia,
by Ms Ekaterine LOMTATIDZE, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association

11:20 – 12:30

Discussion: open to the floor

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch break

Moderator of the afternoon session: Mr Sozar SUBARI, Public Defender of Georgia

2:00 – 3:30 THEME III – RESPONDING TO RACIST INCIDENTS

2:00 – 2:15

Racism and racial discrimination in Georgia: who are the victims?
by Mr Ucha NANUASHVILI, Executive Director of the Human Rights Information and Documentation Center (HRIDC)

2:15 – 2:30

The role of the criminal justice system in preventing and responding to racism and racial discrimination,
by Mr Archil GIORGADZE, Head of Human Rights Protection Unit, Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia

2:30 – 3:30

Discussion: open to the floor

3:30 – 3:45

Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:00 THEME IV – TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED SOCIETY

3:45 –4:00

The participation of minority groups in public life in Georgia,
by Mr Arnold A. STEPANIAN, Chairman of the Public Movement Multinational Georgia

4:00 – 4:15

Initiatives for building an integrated society in Georgia,
by Ms Zinaida BESTAEVA, State Minister in Civil Integration Issues

4:15 – 5:00

Discussion: open to the floor

5:00 – 5:15

Conclusions of the Round Table

 

Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator