Back Special Investigation Service enhances cooperation with other law enforcement agencies with aim to improve prevention and investigation into human rights violations committed by public officials

Georgia 27 January 2023
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@ Council of Europe

@ Council of Europe

The Special Investigation Service (SIS) and other key law enforcement agencies, namely the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Office of Prosecutor General and the State Security Service, have taken a step forwards in joining their efforts to fight against crimes committed by public officials, inter alia, ill-treatment, excessive use of force and abuse of power committed by law enforcement officers.  

In that direction, on 26 January 2023, the above-mentioned stakeholders signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that laid foundations for the creation of a new coordination body, namely an Ad-Hoc Council for Prevention of Individual Acts of Official Misconduct. The aim of this Council will be to ensure regular cooperation and create appropriate, contemporary response mechanisms in line with international standards, as well as to improve prevention and enhance effective investigation and prosecution of misconduct committed by public officials. Among other tasks, the Council will be also responsible for identifying challenges, planning joint measures and ensuring implementation of joint recommendations.

This activity was supported by the Council of Europe Project “Human Rights Compliant Policing in Georgia” (HRCPG) which is designed to address the issues related to effective policing in line with human rights standards, the rights of detained persons and their treatment by police, the treatment of juvenile victims and offenders as well as effective investigation into alleged ill-treatment by police and effective remedies against police misconduct.

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