Promoting gender equality at DataFest Tbilisi 2022

This year for the second year in a row, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia was one of the partners of DataFest Tbilisi 2022. Council of Europe expert, Artificial Intelligence (AI) PhD, Gunay Kazimzade was one of the speakers of the festival and talked about gender biases in artificial...

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The Council of Europe keeps on working with judges on better application of the European Convention on Human Rights standards while adjudication of criminal cases

29 November 2022

In co-operation with the High School of Justice, the Council of Europe and the European Union organised another series of seminars to familiarise judges with the latest case-law of the Supreme Court of Georgia and the European Court of Human Rights related to domestic violence, admissibility of...

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Statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2022

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we would like to join hands with survivors, activists, decision-makers, and people from every walk of life to take a bold stand against this global scourge. Stigma and impunity have allowed violence against women to...

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Promoting standards of personal data protection during oversight of political finance

25-26 November 2022

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Political Finance Monitoring Department of the State Audit Office of Georgia, conducted a workshop on ‘Personal data protection and transparency of political finance’ aiming at improving the protection of personal data collected and processed during...

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Workshop for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

25 November 2022

On 25 November 2022, working meeting on oversight over the execution of the judgements and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) was held in Tbilisi. The workshop gathered representatives of the Parliament, Ministry of Justice, Public Defender’s Office, Supreme Court of Georgia,...

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EU and Council of Europe supported conference in Tbilisi to discuss areas for further improvement and ongoing reform of the criminal justice legal framework in Georgia

24 November 2022

Tbilisi, 24 November 2022 – Protection of victims’ and other vulnerable persons’ rights, the system of pre-trial measures and conduct of investigative actions are the areas which should be paid special attention to during the ongoing criminal justice reform in Georgia, underlined participants of...

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Call for tender - Baseline study on healthcare in penitentiary and probation system of Georgia, with special focus on mental healthcare.

The Council of Europe Project Enhancing Healthcare Provision in Georgia’s Penitentiary System (HPG) is launching a call for a Provider to prepare a report collecting relevant qualitative and quantitative disaggregated data (including data related to gender and vulnerable groups). The final study...

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The Fourth Equality Week officially launched in Georgia

16 November 2022 Tbilisi/Strasbourg

On the International Day for Tolerance marked today, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia and its partner organisations have hosted the official kick-off event of the Equality Week - 2022. Every year, under the initiative students, activists, NGOs, and representatives of the public sector take...

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Council of Europe to organise first Citizens Assemblies in Georgia in Ozurgeti and Rustavi Municipalities

12-13 November 2022

Council of Europe together with the City Hall of Rustavi and City Hall of Ozurgeti are piloting first Citizens’ Assemblies in Georgia in the frame of the “Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at Local Level in Georgia” Project. With this aim, Council of Europe in a cooperation...

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Training on Opioid Agonist Treatment in Prisons in Georgia

9-13 November 2022

Over 75 members of penitentiary system personnel (doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, regime and security staff) have increased their awareness about long-term Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) through the series of one-day seminars organised by the Council of Europe in the period 9-13...

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Conference on the Application of European Convention on Human Rights by Lawyers in Georgia

8 November 2022

On 8 November the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, together with the Georgian Bar Association (GBA), organised a conference for lawyers “Application of European Convention on Human Rights at Domestic Level”. In 2018, the GBA, with the support of the Council of Europe, launched an important...

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Call for Tenders – Provision of IT and Web Development Services

3 NOVEMBER 2022

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Project “Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at Local Level in Georgia” as part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023. Within the framework of this Project, it is looking for providers with relevant...

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Fifth Meeting of the Justice Coordination Council in Georgia

1 November 2022

On 1 November 2022, the fifth Justice Coordination Council Meeting in Kakheti region was organised together with the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) about the criminal proceedings regarding victims of violence against women and domestic violence and to support coordination between the judges, the...

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First Steering Committee Meeting

3 November 2022

On 3rd November 2022, with the support of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia the first steering committee was held within the framework of the project “Ensuring child-friendly justice in Georgia: preventing and protecting children from violence, including in the digital environment.” ...

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3rd Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Protection of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia”

28 October 2022

The Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Protection of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia” held its 3rd Steering Committee meeting on Friday, 28 October 2022 in person. Participants were informed about the activities carried out in the field of labour rights during the first phase of the...

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Training on personal development and team building for the High School of Justice staff

22-23 October 2022

On 22-23 October 2022 the High School of Justice staff was gathered for a training which was dedicated to the personal development on the one side and team building and collegiality on the other side. For the relatively newly recruited staff the meeting appeared as a good platform to better...

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Study visit of Georgian courts to The Netherlands

25-27 OCTOBER 2022 THE NETHERLANDS

On 25-27 October 2022, the Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) organised a three-days study visit of Georgian court managers from the Supreme Court of Georgia, Zugdidi and Rustavi Regional Courts and Tbilisi Court to the courts of Amsterdam, The Hague and...

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“Democracy Starts in Schools” Project officially launched in Georgia

28 October 2022

On Friday, 28 October, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia hosted the official launch event of the Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities”. Over 100 experts, school principals, teachers, education experts,...

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10th Annual Meeting of Representatives of Election Management Bodies

25-26 October 2022 Georgia, Tsinandali

On 25-26 October 2022, the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) hosted the 10th Annual Meeting of Representatives of Election Management Bodies. This international conference was co-organised with the support of the Council of Europe and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems...

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Call for Tenders – Provision of Local Consultancy Services

26 October 2022

The Council of Europe is implementing a project “Ensuring child friendly justice in Georgia: preventing and protecting children from violence including in the digital environment.” The project aims to support legal and policy reform in line with the Council of Europe’s standards, raise awareness...

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Call for Tenders – Provision of international consultancy services

26 October 2022

The Council of Europe is implementing a project “Ensuring child friendly justice in Georgia: preventing and protecting children from violence including in the digital environment.” The project aims to support legal and policy reform in line with the Council of Europe’s standards, raise awareness...

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Call for proposals for local initiatives on mainstreaming equality, diversity, and inclusion in local public life in Georgia

21 October 2022

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals to co-fund local initiatives developed by local authorities1 in Georgia which have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Congress in December 2021 in the framework of the project...

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Fourth Meeting of the Justice Coordination Council in Georgia

19 October 2022

On 19 October, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised a regional meeting of the Justice Coordination Council (JCC) in Batumi to discuss the issues of children in criminal proceedings. The activity was organised to support the judiciary, prosecution service and Georgian Bar Association...

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CoE continues to support Georgian authorities in improving treatment of persons in detention

The Council of Europe continues to provide support to Georgian national authorities in improving treatment of persons in detention and enhancing compliance of policing with the human rights standards. Steering Committee (SC) meetings of two Council of Europe projects “Human Rights Compliant...

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Call for Tenders – Provision of International Consultancy Services

Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe is currently implementing a project ‘Developing a Drug Prevention Support Network for Parents and Professionals in Georgia’. The project aims to contribute to the reduction of drug use prevalence, associated risk factors, behaviours as well as mitigating...

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Drug and Psychoactive Substance Prevention Workshop in Georgia

Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe delivered the first thematic workshop on Drug and Psychoactive Substance Prevention for Georgian mid-level civil servants working on drug prevention and drug policy related issues. The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness on drug prevention,...

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Roundtable Discussion, Digitalization of Law - the Future is Today

13 October 2022

On 13 October the Legal Aid Service (LAS) with the support of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised a roundtable discussion “Digitalization of Law - the Future is Today”, dedicated to the issue of integration of automated digital services into the justice system. As the mandate of the...

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Civil Service Bureau to further improve the verification regime of asset declarations submitted by public officials in Georgia

13 October 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) organised a workshop on “Best Practices in the Verification of Asset Declarations”, in person in Tbilisi. The PGG II continues to support the CSB’s efforts in improving the existing asset declaration and verification system...

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Congress supports local authorities in Georgia in their contribution to the country’s human rights Commitments

7 OCTOBER 2022 TBILISI, GEORGIA

“Mainstreaming human rights makes local authorities more accountable towards citizens”, stated Congress Spokesperson on Human Rights Harald Bergmann (Netherlands, ILDG), on 3 October 2022, in Tbilisi, Georgia, during the Forum of Exchange on Human Rights that brings together thirteen local...

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Supreme Court Judges of Georgia enhance their knowledge on economic crime adjudication

6-7 October 2022

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Georgia organised a workshop on “Best Practices of Adjudication of Money Laundering and Other Economic Crime Cases”, in person in Tsinandali (Kakheti Region) on 6 and 7 October 2022. The meeting was organised for all judges of the...

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Call for tenders – Provision of local consultancy services for coordinating the implementation of Citizens Assembly methodology

5 October 2022

The Council of Europe is currently implementing until 31 December 2023 a project “Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at Local Level in Georgia”, which aims to strengthen civil participation in decision-making process at local level in Georgia. In this context, it is looking...

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The State Commission for Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions Better Equipped to Apply Locally Targeted Financial Sanctions

3-5 October 2022

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice organised a three-day training on “Effective Application of Targeted Financial Sanctions”, designed for the staff of the International Public Law Department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The 2019 Law on "Facilitating the...

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Call for Tenders – Provision of Local Consultancy Services

5 October 2022

Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe is currently implementing a project ‘Developing a Drug Prevention Support Network for Parents and Professionals in Georgia’. The project aims to contribute to the reduction of drug use prevalence, associated risk factors, behaviours as well as mitigating...

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MoJ and penitentiary staff in Georgia raised their awareness on how to prevent professional burnout

From 26 to 29 September 2022, two training sessions took place on preventing and addressing professional burnout for penitentiary staff and the representatives of the Vocational Education and Training Centre for Inmates (VETCI). The training sessions were attended by 40 members of the...

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Promoting women’s participation in elections

28-29 September 2022

On 28-29 September 2022, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) and the Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training Center, carried out a training on ‘Promoting women’s participation in electoral processes’. The training was the...

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“The Future of Deliberative Democracy in Georgia and Beyond“ Council of Europe International Conference held in Tbilisi Georgia

22 September 2022

On 22 September 2022 the Council of Europe organised the international conference “The Future of Deliberative Democracy in Georgia and Beyond”, which was dedicated to the topic of participation of citizens through deliberative mechanisms in decision-making processes at local level. The event...

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Participation of Civil Society Organisations in Human Rights Protection

Council of Europe Project “Human rights-compliant policing in Georgia” project is looking to pre-select up to 20 NGOs representing up to 10 targeted regions of Georgia: Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Racha, Guria, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and...

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Investigators of the Special Investigation Service enhanced their knowledge on documenting injuries

20 investigators of the Special Investigation Service (SIS) enhanced their capacity on documenting medical evidence of alleged crimes, including torture and ill-treatment, during training sessions held on 22-23 September. Namely, the new staff of the investigation department increased their...

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The Anti-Corruption Narrative in Georgia Extended to Local Municipalities in the Imereti Region

23 September 2022 Kutaisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the State Security Service of Georgia (SSSG), held a new edition of its awareness-raising trainings on “Fighting Corruption” which on September 23 took the anticorruption narrative to Kutaisi for local authorities from the Region of Imereti, in Georgia....

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Study visit of Kazakh and Uzbek youth to the Council of Europe Office in Georgia

19 September 2022

On 19 September 2022 a group of 13 youth from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan paid a visit to the Council of Europe Office in Georgia. The participants of the study tour are graduates of the SICA Central Asia Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA). At the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, the visitors...

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Prosecutors enhance their knowledge about hate crimes

6-9 September 2022

With the support of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia specialisation training of prosecutors on hate crimes took place. Participants explored the dynamics leading up to hate motivated crime, such as reasons behind the discriminatory behaviour, prejudices, stereotypes and stigma and use of...

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Tender Procedure for Local Consultancy Services in Education and Democratic Governance

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

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Labour Inspection of Georgia representatives visit National Labour Inspection in Poland

On 10 to 12 August 2022, the representatives from Labour Inspection office (LIO) in Georgia visited the National Labour Inspectorate of Poland at the National Labour Inspectorate’s Professor Jan Rosner Memorial Training Centre in Wrocław. Chief Labor Inspector Katarzyna Łażewska-Hrycko, together...

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Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education - young educators for the promotion of human rights

24-29 July 2022

Representatives of various NGOs, Public Defender’s Office, state institutions and Equality Ambassadors have gathered to learn about the human rights education and non-formal educational tools to promote equality and human rights. They have attended a Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education...

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The Insurance Sector and Financial Intelligence Unit in Georgia Advance Cooperation for Effective Compliance Against Economic Crime

23-24 June 2022 Hybrid training, Tbilisi

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Insurance State Supervision Service of Georgia, organised a two-day training on “Anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance” specifically designed for the insurance sector. The training was part of a series of...

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Resource Officers of Educational Institutions ready to promote Human Rights Education

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia continues its close cooperation with the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions by organising a Training of Trainers on human rights education for seventeen Resource Officers from west Georgia. The activity equipped the Resource Officers...

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New Equality Ambassadors for the promotion of equality and diversity in Georgia

The Council of Europe continues with the Equality Ambassadors’ initiative in Georgia by selecting new Equality Ambassadors from various regions. The initiative aims to engage young people from different communities in Georgia to increase public appreciation on human rights, equality, diversity...

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Project “Democracy Starts in Schools” Conducts Baseline Study

The Council of Europe project “Democracy Starts in Schools”, with the help of the international expert Ted Huddleston and local expert Maia Araviashvili, has started to assess the situation in the sphere of democratic school governance and culture in Georgia. Project conducted focus groups with...

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Public Defender’s Representatives Visit Ireland to learn about the best practices related to the Protection of Social and Economic Rights

20-22 July 2022

On 20-22 July 2022, representatives of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia participated in the study visit to Dublin, Ireland, where they held meetings with the representatives of the Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), Ombudsman for Children (OCO), The Office of the Ombudsman and...

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The Georgian National Preventive Mechanism adopts a new monitoring tool on the treatment of juveniles by the police

22 July 2022

Representatives of the Georgian National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) reviewed and adopted a new monitoring tool to observe the treatment of juveniles in police custody, in line with Council of Europe standards and recommendations. In a 2-day working meeting held on 20-21 July 2022, the...

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