The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are: Supreme Court of Georgia, High School of Justice (HSOJ), Chief Prosecutor’s Office (CPO), Georgian Bar Association (GBA), State funded legal aid service (LAS).

The main aim is to strengthen the implementation of European Human Rights standards at national level.

Three expected results are foreseen under the project:

  1. National capacities on gender-sensitive pre-trial detention and effective investigation, jury trials including on combating ill-treatment are reinforced.
  2. The national monitoring of execution of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments through reinforcement of parliamentary involvement is supported.
  3. The application of the ECtHR case-law by judges and prosecutors at national level is enhanced.

With a view to achieving these results, several activities will be implemented:

  • Conducting conferences, round tables, workshops and trainings for the legal professional in Georgia in order to raise awareness about:
    • Effective investigation of alleged ill-treatment in line with ECtHR case-law
    • Pre-trial Investigation and the ECHR
    • Reasoning of Criminal Judgments
    • Re-opening of court cases following ECtHR judgments/decisions
    • Legal reasoning and the European standards of application of coercive measures
    • Landmark case-law of the ECtHR
  • Developing/adapting a special training module on effective investigation of alleged ill-treatments in line with ECtHR case-law
  • Translation of the relevant decisions of the Committee of Ministers
  • Trainings for judges on research by using the tools of HUDOC search engine’s Georgian interface.

Launch of the HUDOC case law database in Georgian

20 December 2018 Tbilisi

The European Union and the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Georgia organized a presentation of the Georgian interface of HUDOC case law database in Georgian. In 2017, within the framework of the European Union-Council of Europe joint project “Application of the...

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Handover Ceremony of the HELP certificates

17 December 2018 Tbilisi

20 assistants to judges received their certificates of completion of the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Reasoning of Criminal Judgments on 17 December. The participants completed a two-month intensive online course on Reasoning of Criminal Judgments which was a...

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Discussing equality of arms in criminal proceedings together with Lawyers in Georgia

3-4 and 12-13 December Tbilisi

Series of training seminars on rights to privacy and equality of arms in criminal proceedings for two groups of lawyers involving national experts were held on 3-4 and 12-13 December. The aim of the seminars was to familiarize around 45 participants with the most recent case-law of the European...

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