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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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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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Call for Tenders for International Short-Term Consultancy


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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IDAHOT: LGBTI persons fleeing war face specific risks and need protection

16 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

European states should pay attention to the specific challenges faced by LGBTI asylum seekers fleeing war, declared Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, the current President of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and...

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Secretary General - Europe must remain resilient in the face of aggression and war

4 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked Europe Day 2022 by calling on European states to renew their investment in human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of “terrible violence and seismic change.” Launching her annual report, Moving Forward 2022, the Secretary...

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Statement by the Secretary General

Press Freedom Day: Media and journalists need better protection

3 May 2022

In a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, urged European governments to provide greater protection to media and journalists so they can perform their essential role in democracy. “In these critical times, when...

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Georgia monitoring: PACE welcomes ‘continuous and marked progress’, lists remaining shortcomings

PACE has welcomed the “continuous and marked progress” made by Georgia in honouring its Council of Europe membership obligations and commitments since 2014, but added that a number of shortcomings and concerns remain. Approving a resolution today, based on a report by Titus Corlatean (Romania,...

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