The project “Improving the operational capacities of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia” aims to strengthen the capacities of the Public Defender's Office in particular in the field of the fight against intolerance, protection of vulnerable persons, protection of social rights and fight against ill-treatment both in Tbilisi and in the regions as well as to facilitate the implementation of national measures to prevent or redress violations of human rights. The project is funded by the Council of Europe Human Rights Trust Fund (HRTF).

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES
  • To review the draft amendments to the Law on the PDO, in line with international standards which frame and guide the work of National Human Rights Institutions (the so called “Paris Principles” as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993);
  • To strengthen the PDO in the submission of amicus curiae to the Constitutional Court and common courts;
  • To contribute to strengthen PDO regional offices’ capacities to deal with individual cases;
  • To strengthen PDO’s analytical skills in dealing with fight against intolerance, protection of vulnerable persons, protection of social rights and fight against ill-treatment
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First HELP Training-of-Trainers (ToT) in Georgia

25-26 Janaury, 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

The first HELP Training-of-trainers (ToT) took place in Tbilisi on 25-26 January 2017, aiming at setting up a pool of HELP certified national trainers in Georgia. It was hosted by the High School of justice and organised in cooperation with the Georgian Bar Association and the Public Defender...

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Closing conference for the Project “Improving the operational capacities of the Public Defender's Office in Georgia”

24 January, 2017

On 24 January, 2017 Council of Europe (CoE) organized closing conference for the Project “Improving the operational capacities of the Public Defender's Office in Georgia” funded by the Human Right Trust Fund (HRTF). The purpose of the conference was to sum up the project’s achievements, discuss...

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Roundtable discussion on the Draft Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on the Public Defender of Georgia

On 28 November, 2016 Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with Public Defender’s Office of Georgia (PDO) organized a roundtable discussion on CoE Expert Opinion on the Draft Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on the Public Defender of Georgia. The aim of the meeting was to discuss further...

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Training on “Legal Writing Techniques”

On 19-20 November 2016 Council of Europe (CoE) in co-operation with the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) of Georgia organized training on “Legal Writing Techniques”. The purpose of the training was to advance legal writing skills of PDO staff. As a result of the training PDO staff familiarized with...

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Training on “Dealing with Individual Cases in Line with the Best European Practices”

A two 3-day skills oriented trainings on “Dealing with Individual Cases in Line with the Best European Practices” have been conducted on 12 – 17 November for Public Defender’s Office of Georgia (PDO) within the CoE assistance programme on strengthening capacity of PDO staff. As a part of this...

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