This joint European Union and Council of Europe Project “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and harmonisation of national legislation and judicial practice in Georgia in line with European Standards” aims to contribute to the enhancement of human rights protection in Georgia. The project envisages strengthening the criminal justice framework in line with European standards and enhancing the capacity of legal professionals to apply it at national level. The project is funded through the Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.


Project Duration
1 July, 2015 – 31 December, 2018


Ministry of Justice, Chief Prosecutor’s Office, Supreme Court of Georgia, Tbilisi City Court, Regional Courts, High School of Justice, High Council of Justice, Georgian Bar Association

Who will benefit?

  • Georgian citizens who should enjoy improved equal rights and better protection of their human rights;
  • Judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Georgia who will be enabled to implement European Convention on Human Rights in their daily work;
  • Policy and decision makers.

How will the project work?

  • Through bilateral work as well as multilateral exchange of experience;
  • Special emphasis on common issues and special approach;
  • Emphasis on expertise, capacity building measures and tools.

Project activities:
- Development of recommendations for reforms and legal expertise;
- Study visits, training sessions, workshops, conferences;
- Translation of relevant materials into Georgian.