Judgment in an inter-State case

9 April 2024 Strasbourg, France

In the case of Georgia v. Russia (IV) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been several violations of the Convention. The case concerned the human-rights toll caused by the hardening of the administrative boundary lines after the armed conflict between Georgia and Russia in...

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PACE co-rapporteurs express their deep concern at the reintroduction of the draft law on 'Transparency of Foreign Influence'

4 April 2024 Strasbourg, France

The PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Georgia, Claude Kern (France, ALDE) and Edite Estrela (Portugal, SOC), today expressed their deep concern at the reintroduction of the draft law on “Transparency of Foreign Influence” by the Georgian ruling party. “The reintroduction of this so-called...

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Statement by the Secretary General

Draft legislation on “transparency of foreign influence” in the Parliament of Georgia

4 April 2024 Strasbourg, France

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić today made the following statement: “I am concerned with the revival of the draft legislation on “transparency of foreign influence” in the Parliament of Georgia. “Last year, alongside many friends of Georgia, I welcomed the withdrawal...

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Vacancy notices: Project Officer and Office Assistants

1 April 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing vacancies for the positions of a Project Officer and Office Assistants. You may apply in English or French using the Council of Europe online application system on: www.coe.int/jobs

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Georgia: political manipulation and harassment of LGBTI people and human rights defenders have no place in a democratic society

27 March 2024 Strasbourg, France

“I am concerned about the present political discourse in Georgia, as illustrated by the announcement made by the Georgian Dream Party of their initiative to amend the Constitution and to adopt a new constitutional law on ‘Protection of Family Values and Underaged Persons’. It is reflective of...

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The Council of Europe office in Georgia presented the new cooperation Project “Supporting Freedom of Expression and Media in Georgia (SFEM-GE)” to the stakeholders

26 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe office in Georgia launched its new cooperation project “Supporting Freedom of Expression and Media in Georgia (SFEM-GE).” It builds upon the Council of Europe’s previous project “Strengthening Media Freedom, Internet Governance and Personal Data Protection in Georgia...

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For better media environment during elections in Georgia

25-26 March 2024 Telavi, Georgia

Representatives of Georgian media outlets and high-level election officials exchanged views on improving the media environment during elections at the conference – “Media and Electoral Processes: upcoming 2024 Parliamentary Elections”, Tbilisi, 25-26 March 2024. The Council of Europe provides...

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Council of Europe hosts a conference on execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments

22 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 22 March 2024, the Council of Europe organized a conference focusing on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The event highlighted the crucial role of the parliamentary oversight mechanism in fostering an effective implementation of the ECtHR judgments. The...

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The regional platform of Equality bodies continues the work to address hate speech in Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans

21-22 MARCH 2024 ONLINE

An online event was held focusing on fostering collaboration and exchange knowledge, common challenges and good practices between Equality bodies from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions, to address hate speech. This event, is a continuation to the equality bodies platform...

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Launch of Council of Europe project on Gender Equality in Georgia

19 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 19 March 2024, the Council of Europe launched its new Project “Reinforcing gender equality and implementing GREVIO recommendations to combat violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia.” The project will significantly benefit Georgia by advancing gender equality and reinforcing...

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1st Steering Committee meeting of the Project “Further Enhancement of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia”

14 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Steering Committee of the Project “Further Enhancement of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia” held its first meeting on 14 March 2024 in Tbilisi. Building upon the achievements of its predecessor, the "Strengthening Protection of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia" (2021-23), this new...

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Council of Europe continues supporting national penitentiary and police reform initiatives in Georgia

13-14 MARCH 2024 TBILISI, GEORGIA

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia welcomed government officials, members of international and local non-governmental organisations, academia and other stakeholders to the official launching events of the Projects “Support to Penitentiary System Reform” (on 13 March) and “Enhancing Human...

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Council of Europe continues Enhancing Equality and Non-discrimination in Georgia

14 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia has launched the new project “Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia” to improve protection from and effective redress of discrimination and hate crime for people from diverse ethnic, religious groups and LGBTI people. On 14th of March 2024,...

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Call for tender - local consultancy services in the field of National Execution of ECtHR Judgments in Georgia

13 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe project on “Reinforcing National Execution of the European Court's judgments by Georgia” has launched a call to establish a pool of local consultants for the development of institutional and co-ordination capacities of national stakeholders and improvement of oversight...

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 24 MARCH 2024, 23:59 CET

YOUTH PEACE CAMP 2024 – Call for participants

11 March 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Youth Peace Camp is the flagship activity of the Council of Europe youth sector on promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies. The Youth Peace Camp project was born in 2003 in the framework the programme of the Council of Europe’s confidence-building measures and has been providing a...

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Full realisation of women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights – an imperative for empowerment and gender equality

8 March 2024 Strasbourg, France

“Unimpeded access to quality sexual and reproductive health care is essential for women’s rights and gender equality’’, said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, on International Women’s Day. “In my recent report on sexual and reproductive health and rights,...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of International Women’s Day

7 MARCH 2024 Strasbourg, France

“More and more, AI is giving shape to the world we live in - our job prospects, our health-care outcomes, our access to benefits and services. The list of areas affected by AI is long and is growing. Unless we learn how to harness the potential of AI to bridge inequalities - including gender...

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Working together with General Prosecutor’s Office for enhancing implementation of evidence based criminal policy

7 March 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe and the European Union, in cooperation with General Prosecutor’s Office, organised a workshop to frame further support for improved implementation of evidence-based criminal policy. At the workshop, participants discussed challenges related to data collection and processing...

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Call for contributions on the High-Level Conference on the European Social Charter

1 March 2024 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

This call for contributions is addressed to states, ministries and other government agencies with social rights responsibilities, intergovernmental organisations, organisations of workers and employers, civil society organisations, academia and individuals with expertise and interest in social...

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Call for Tender - Local Consultancy Services in Education and Democratic Governance

29 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia” Phase II has launched a call for the provision of local consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of national consultants...

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The Council of Europe and the European Union continue to support the introduction of a continuous legal education system for prosecutors

24 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

On February 23, 2024, the Council of Europe completed a series of capacity development activities for the General Prosecutor’s Office to advance its internal training competences. As a result of the four rounds of training, 32 prosecutors gained knowledge about the basic principles, methods, and...

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Call for tender - local consultancy services in the field of electoral support

23 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Project “Supporting Transparency, Inclusiveness and Integrity of Electoral Practice and Process in Georgia, Phase II” is looking for provider(s) for the provision of local consultancy services in the field of electoral support. The detailed description and information...

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Georgian municipal representatives and state probation specialists work together to improve services for juveniles

22-23 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

Improving services for juveniles in conflict with the law and probationers, integrating them at both central and municipal levels remains a significant challenge in Georgia. To address this issue, a Working Group Meeting was organised on 22-23 February 2024 in Tbilisi, bringing together...

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Another group of specialists working in the criminal justice system of Georgia was trained on pressing issues of mental health

21 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

Mental health assessment, stigma and effective communication, screening tools, roles and functions of the multidisciplinary team, motivational interviewing, prevention of professional burnout and secondary traumatization, knowledge on these and other important issues was deepened, and practical...

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Call for tender - Law enforcement Professionals and Psychologists

21 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects " Enhancing Human Rights Compliant Approach in Law Enforcement Institutions in Georgia” have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for law enforcement Professionals and Psychologists. These consultants will be tasked with implementing activities...

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The Council of Europe supports the Anti-corruption Bureau of Georgia to consolidate capacities in the development and implementation of national anti-corruption policies

8-9 FEBRUARY AND 19-20 FEBRUARY 2024 TBILISI, GEORGIA

The Council of Europe organised a comprehensive four-day training event for the representatives of the Anti-corruption Bureau of Georgia aimed at enhancing internal knowledge and skills in designing anti-corruption policy documents. This initiative is part of a series of events aimed at...

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Tender Announcement - Human Rights Training & Monitoring and Evaluation

19 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects "Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia" and "Combating Hate Speech in Georgia" have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for two purposes: 1) human rights training and 2) monitoring and evaluation on issues of equality and...

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Call for tender: Legal Professionals and Psychologists

19 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects "Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia" and "Combating Hate Speech in Georgia" have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for Legal Professionals and Psychologists. These consultants will be tasked with implementing activities addressing...

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Call for tender: Developing Communication/Visibility Materials

19 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects ”Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia” and ”Combating Hate Speech in Georgia” have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for developing communication/visibility materials to support awareness-raising and outreach activities associated...

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Tender Procedure for International Consultancy Services in Education

16 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia, Phase II” has launched a call for the provision of international consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of...

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Promoting enhanced AML/CFT compliance of Virtual Asset Service Providers in Georgia

14-15 FEBRUARY 2024 TBILISI, GEORGIA

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the National Bank of Georgia and the Financial Monitoring Service, organised a two-day training on “Anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance for virtual asset service providers (VASPs)”, attended by 44 representatives...

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Vacancy notice: Project Officers

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing vacancies for Officers of the following Projects: Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia (deadline for submitting applications 27 February 2024). Further Enhancement of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia (deadline for...

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Tender Procedure for Local Consultancy Services in Education and Democratic Governance

13 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia” Phase II has launched a call for the provision of local consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of national consultants...

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CEPEJ workshop on judicial inspection and judicial statistics in Georgia

2-3 February 2024

On 2 and 3 February 2024, a workshop was organised on European good practices relating to judicial inspection and CEPEJ tools on judicial statistics for the Independent Inspector's office at the High Council of Justice in Georgia. On this occasion, topics such as the role of judicial inspection,...

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Become an Equality Ambassador - Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing a competition

30 January 2024

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing a competition to select Equality Ambassadors. The competition for the Ambassador of Equality is organised within the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia”. The Project is funded...

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Denmark makes a voluntary contribution

29 January 2024

The Government of Denmark has made a voluntary contribution of DKK 9,000,000 (approximately €1,200,000) to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2024-2027, the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2021-2024 and the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine...

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Young European Ambassadors sending a loud and clear message from Budapest: Say NO to hatred!

17-19 January 2024 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

More than 50 Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) got introduced to methods on how to effectively address hate speech and discrimination. This will enable the YEAs to make a difference in their communities through the promotion of equality and diversity, ultimately contributing to combating hate...

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Council of Europe and Georgian authorities launch the new Action Plan for 2024-2027

18 January 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Bjørn Berge and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Lasha Darsalia, jointly launched the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2024-2027 today in Tbilisi. Building on the work of the previous years, the new Action Plan...

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Supporting Independent Inspector’s Office of the High Council of Justice

11-12 JANUARY 2024 BORJOMI, GEORGIA

On 11-12 January, the Council of Europe held a workshop for the staff of Independent Inspector’s Office on substantiation of decisions of Independent Inspector on disciplinary proceedings in respect of judges. The Council of Europe consultant, Nina Betteto, Judge of Supreme Court of Slovenia...

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Venice Commission publishes new opinions

19 December 2023 Venice, Italy

At its latest Plenary Session in Venice on 15 and 16 December, the Council of Europe’s body of constitutional legal experts, the Venice Commission, has examined eight draft opinions and amicus curiae briefs concerning Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. Among them are...

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The Personal Data Protection Service of Georgia received guidance on the privacy by design and by default

19 DECEMBER 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The staff members of the Personal Data Protection Service (PDPS) of Georgia received information on standards and good practices in the field of privacy by design and by default during the workshop. The PDPS will follow up with development of the guidelines in this new field of expertise, as...

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The Closing Conference of the Pompidou Group first field Project in Georgia

18 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Pompidou Group marks an important milestone with the closing ceremony of its first field project, "Developing a Drug Prevention Support Network for Parents and Professionals," held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 18 December 2023. Representatives from Georgian ministries, state institutions, agencies,...

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On 16-17 December the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised the annual Court Managers' Forum

16-17 December 2023 Telavi, Georgia

During the first part of the event, selected court managers presented the good practices in introducing and implementing CEPEJ tools in their courts’ daily work, while managers from four pilot courts presented the CEPEJ court coaching programme activities. On this occasion and as a follow up to...

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In the years 2021-22, the enhancement of hate crime investigations was notably facilitated through the assistance of the Council of Europe

14 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe's Office in Georgia successfully concluded the “Promoting the Effective Protection of Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia” project. Throughout its duration, the project actively collaborated with various state authorities, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs of...

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Women politicians from Ajara discuss legal and policy instruments for increasing women’s impact on political and public decision-making

12-13 December 2023 Batumi, Georgia

On 12-13 December 2023 women from diverse political party groups from Ajara region participated in a workshop aiming at empowering women with the necessary knowledge and skills to better impact decision making in political and public life and in particular, in the context of the upcoming 2024...

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Towards a nation-based definition of hate speech based on Council of Europe standards

13 DECEMBER 2023 TBILISI, GEORGIA

Georgian stakeholders with a role in combating hate speech took part in a clarificatory workshop on the definition of hate speech. The workshop aimed at initiating discussions among stakeholders about the importance of defining hate speech and incorporating it into the relevant codes of conduct...

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Final Steering Committee of Council of Europe project to combat VAW and DV

12 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The final Steering Committee meeting of the project, "Promoting an integrated approach to end violence against women and promote gender equality in Georgia," took place on 12th of December 2023 to review past accomplishments and unveil a comprehensive new project plan with a focus on eradicating...

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Celebrating completion of three Council of Europe Projects

12 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 12 December 2023, the Council of Europe hosted a closing ceremony for three Projects, implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023: "Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Georgia," "Enhanced Access to Legal Aid Services for...

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Evidence-based decision making: bridging the gap and building consensus

11 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 11 December, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, on behalf of the Directorate of Programme Co-ordination (DPC), organised a conference in hybrid format on the topic “Evidence-based decision making: bridging the gap and building consensus.” The conference, dedicated to the International...

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The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (CJE) approved two major institutional changes at its 15th General Assembly

9-10 DECEMBER 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The members of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (CJE) approved two out of four the Council of Europe recommendations on major structural changes at the 15th General Assembly meeting. The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (CJE) is aimed at raising social accountability of media by...

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