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Become an Equality Reporter

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia together with the Government’s Administration of Georgia invites young people to enter a competition of Equality Reporters. See full information in Georgian >>>

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Information meetings for regional TV and radio managers

8-9 September 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

Meetings for the regional TV and radio outlet managers aimed at sharing information and discussing most topical issues prior to parliamentary elections took place in Tbilisi. The meeting gathered 20 TV and radio outlets from the country regions. During the event, the representatives of the...

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Natalia Voutova will lead the Council of Europe Office in Georgia

9 September 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is pleased to welcome the new Head of the Office Natalia Voutova. With 25 years of experience working for the Council of Europe and OSCE, she has focused on human rights and legal reforms projects in Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia,...

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Resolution on child online safety, supported by the Council of Europe, entered into force

On 1 September 2020, The Resolution on the adoption of the regulations for publishing online information that poses a threat to the child entered into force. The Resolution has been adopted by the Communications Commission of Georgia (regulatory body) with the expert assistance on behalf of the...

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Workshop on Communications and Working Strategy for the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia

25-26 August 2020

On 25-26 August, the Council of Europe organised a two-day workshop for the Charter of Journalistic Ethics – the media self-regulatory body of Georgia. The event was opened by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Natalia Voutova, and the Executive Director of the Charter of...

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Representatives of the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions enhance capacities in human rights education

The second phase of the training of trainers on human rights education for the representatives of the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions took place on 5-8 August. With the support of the Council of Europe and in cooperation with the Office of Resource Officers of Educational...

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Municipality representatives and youth develop initiatives in response to hate speech and discrimination

On 10 August, the Council of Europe and the State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality completed the training course “We together, We CAN!” against hate speech and discrimination. The course was conducted in two parts: the first part took place online on 27 July-4 August, and the second...

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Become an Equality Ambassador

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia invites young people living in Tbilisi, Adjara, Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti to enter a competition of Equality Ambassadors. See full information in Georgian >>>

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Supporting General Prosecutor’s Office to introduce specialisation of prosecutors dealing with crimes committed on intolerance grounds

4-7 August 2020

On 4-7 August 2020 the Council of Europe organised an advanced 4-day training on hate crimes to prosecutors dealing with crimes committed on intolerance grounds. The training program included legal part as well as psychological aspects of discriminatory behavior, characteristics of perpetrator...

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Training of trainers on electoral dispute resolution was conducted for the staff of the Central Election Commission of Georgia

6-7 August 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 6-7 August the Council of Europe experts, conducted a two-day training of trainers on Electoral dispute resolution – domestic and international standards. Staff of the Legal and Audit Departments of the Central Election Commission of Georgia and trainers at the Center for Election Systems...

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PACE monitors urge Georgian authorities to request Venice Commission opinion on changes to the process for appointing Supreme Court judges

18 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have taken note of the amendments to the law on the Common Courts regarding the process for appointing Supreme Court judges proposed by the ruling majority. “In our previous...

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Secretary General: member states must work together to learn COVID-19 health crisis lessons

17 September 2020

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has called for increased multilateral cooperation among the organisation’s member states to draw lessons from the pandemic crisis and enhance preparedness for addressing health concerns on the basis of common principles and best...

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International Day of Democracy: statement by the President of the Congress

15 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Anders Knape, made the following statement on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy: "If democracy is the foundation on which our common values are based, it is at the level closest to citizens,...

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Digital surveillance by intelligence services: states must take action to better protect individuals

Strasbourg, France 7 September 2020

In a joint statement the chair of the Council of Europe’s data protection “Convention 108” committee, Alessandra Pierucci, and the Council of Europe’s Data Protection Commissioner, Jean-Philippe Walter, have urged states to strengthen the protection of personal data in the context of digital...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Committee of Ministers

4 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The second part of the Committee’s latest regular human rights meeting took place in Strasbourg from...

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Secretary General honours Roma Holocaust victims

31 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 2 August 1944, the remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – some 3,000 men, women and children – were exterminated in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Roma Holocaust was an attempt by the Nazi regime and its supporters to exterminate the Romani people of...

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Why the media still lacks gender equality: new report

24 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

A new Council of Europe report points out that the “mindset and culture” in newsrooms must be “tackled”, with active participation from within the industry, in order for the media sector to “contribute at its fullest” to gender equality. Assessing legal and policy aspects of gender equality and...

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Multilateralism 2020: Secretary General publishes Annual Report

9 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has proven to be an essential, indispensable guardian of human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is one of the main conclusions of a new report by the Secretary General covering the Council of Europe’s actions since the Helsinki Ministerial Meeting in May 2019 and...

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Sexual violence against children is an ongoing pandemic: 10th anniversary of Lanzarote Convention

1 July, 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s Convention for the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (known as the “Lanzarote Convention”) celebrates its 10th anniversary since entering into force. “It is quite common these days to wish each other to ‘keep safe’. But millions of...

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PACE Georgia monitors welcome adoption of Constitutional amendments by the Georgian Parliament

29 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

PACE Georgia monitors welcome adoption of Constitutional amendments by the Georgian Parliament Strasbourg, 29.06.2020 - The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE),...

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