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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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First report on Georgia’s implementation of Istanbul Convention welcomes steps on legislation, calls for more services for victims and dissuasive sanctions for perpetrators

22 NOVEMBER 2022

In its first report on Georgia the Council of Europe’s monitoring body GREVIO has welcomed the many steps taken by the Georgian authorities to align its laws, policies and institutional framework with the standards of the Istanbul Convention. However, further legal amendments are needed, more...

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Conflict in Georgia: Secretary General’s Consolidated Report says human rights challenges persist in conflict-affected areas

16 NOVEMBER 2022 Strasbourg, France

Concerns persist regarding the human rights situation in the areas affected by the armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Georgia in August 2008, according to a report by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić presented to the Committee of Ministers. The bi-annual report (covering...

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Collecting equality data, developing policies and guidance among peers: Equality bodies across South/East Europe equipped with new tools to address hate speech

19 OCTOBER 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The third and the final workshop on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection” for equality bodies from Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership region took place on 18-19 October 2022, in Strasbourg. As the previous two events on this subject this year (June, July 2022), but...

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Efficiency and quality of justice in Europe: Council of Europe publishes its 2022 report

5 OCTOBER 2022 Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, 05.10.2022 – In a report, country profiles and an interactive database (all publicly available), the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) sets out the main trends of the judicial systems of 44 European countries and 3 observer States (*). This...

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Call for Tenders for International Short-Term Consultancy

16.08.2022

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project on “Strengthening the profession of lawyer in line with European standards” funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II 2019-2022. Within the framework of this project, the website...

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Georgia should ensure effective implementation of the anti-discrimination legislation and improve protection of human rights in the fields of labour and the environment

15 July 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today the report following her visit to Georgia in February 2022, with recommendations on combating discrimination against LGBTI people and those belonging to religious minorities, as well as protecting human rights...

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Georgia: GRECO publishes new report evaluating progress in preventing corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges, and prosecutors

13 July 2022 Strasbourg, France

In the new report published today, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe notes some progress towards the implementation of its long-standing recommendations regarding judges and prosecutors, while regretting the lack of any tangible progress concerning members of...

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2022 HELP Network Conference

30 June and 1 July 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 30 June - 1 July 2022 the Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) will hold its 2022 Annual Network Conference in Strasbourg, France, and online. Primarily aimed at Judiciary Schools and Bar Associations throughout the Council of Europe member States...

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Council of Europe and UNHCR: anyone fleeing war or persecution has the right to seek safety and protection

20 June 2022 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June 2022, the Council of Europe and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) emphasise that anyone fleeing war, conflict or persecution or risking violence, abuse or exploitation, has the right to seek safety and protection. Almost four months into the war in...

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Council of Europe proposes a comprehensive legal and policy framework to combat hate speech

20 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has issued a set of guidelines to its 46 member states aimed at preventing and combating hate speech, both online and offline. In a Recommendation adopted during its annual session held in Turin, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers calls on governments to develop...

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