The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance Executive Secretary, Johan Friestedt will talk about the challenges identified in the ECRI annual report 2020

17 April 2021

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has recently published its annual report 2020, which highlights four major areas related to racism and intolerance: - Covid-19 deepened inequalities; - LGBTI backlash; - Growing religious...

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Resource Officers of Educational Institutions enhance knowledge on human rights education

29 March 2021

A new online training course on human rights education has been launched. The course is being run by the resource officers, psychologists and social workers who have already received training under the Human Rights Education Learning Programme for resource officers developed by the Council of...

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Presenting first results of the joint methodology on hate crime data collection

18 March 2021

The General Prosecutor’s Office, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the National Statistics Office of Georgia with the support of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised the presentation of the joint data collection on hate crimes. This data collection is based on...

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Tender to assess the Public Defender’s Office practice with regards data collection

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project ‘Fight against discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech in Georgia’ is launching a tender procedure for the provision of the consultancy service to assess the Public Defender’s Office practice with regards data collection and analysis in the area of...

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Equality Ambassadors planning local initiatives on equality and diversity

25 January – 1 February 2021

The newly appointed Equality Ambassadors of the Council of Europe “I Choose Equality” campaign learnt more about the fight against discrimination and hate speech, activism and human rights-based communication with the help of Council of Europe experts and activists during a one-week online...

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Remembering the victims of the Holocaust

27 January 2021

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated on 27 January. The purpose of this day is to remember the victims of the Holocaust, to reflect on the threat of antisemitism, and to reaffirm the importance of tolerance. In order to mark this date, an online meeting was organised by the...

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Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response available in Georgian

The Council of Europe manual “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response” is now available in Georgian. The manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, to develop essential skills to identify and investigate hate crimes against...

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Youth activities to raise awareness about equality – reaching hundreds of young people

During November-December twelve small-scale awareness-raising initiatives took place in ten municipalities across regions of Georgia. The aim of these activities was to raise awareness about the importance of tolerance and equality, peaceful coexistence and anti-discrimination through campaigning...

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Raising youth awareness about diversity

In October and November with the support of the Council of Europe online meetings were held with school students in Tbilisi and Batumi to raise awareness about diversity through presentations of videos on prejudices, stereotypes and diversity and through online debates afterwards. These meetings...

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Discussing anti-discrimination and redress mechanisms

On 14 December, the Council of Europe together with the Public Defender’s Office organised a new online webinar: Human Rights Talks: Equality Matters on the topic of anti-discrimination and redress mechanisms. The audience learnt about available redress mechanisms to protect their rights,...

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Tender on the consultancy of editing service

The Council of Europe is looking for a Provider(s) for the provision of editing service in the framework of the Project “Fight against discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech in Georgia” . Terms of reference Act of engagement Deadline for applications 15 December 2020

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The second Equality Week took place in Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia together with partner organisations organised the second Equality Week (9-16 November) in Georgia. The Equality Week is an annual event which aims to raise awareness about the importance of diversity and equality in Georgia as well as to provide information...

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The second Equality Week to be organised online in Georgia

4 November 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia together with partner institutions and organisations will organise the second Equality Week (9-16 November) in Georgia. The Equality Week aims to raise awareness about the importance of diversity and equality in Georgia as well as to provide information on...

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Witness and victim coordinators increased their knowledge about hate crimes

15-16 October 2020

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office in Georgia conducted a training course for witness and victim coordinators on hate crimes. As a result of the training, participants can better identify the specific needs, including the psychological and legal aspects, of those...

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Prosecutors ready to investigate crimes committed on intolerance grounds

25 September 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

As a result of the longstanding co-operation of the Council of Europe and the Prosecutor’s Office specialisation of prosecutors dealing with crimes committed on intolerance grounds has been introduced. The Council of Europe Office in Georgia was actively engaged in organisation of the series of...

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More Specialised Prosecutors to Investigate Hate Crime

15-18 September, 2020

The decree of General Prosecutor entering into force from 1 September 2020 authorises only those prosecutors to deal with the crimes committed on intolerance grounds who passed comprehensive training program on investigation and prosecution of hate crimes. To effectively implement the decree the...

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First ever Memorandum on Cooperation on Collection of Data on Hate Crime signed in Georgia

23 September 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

Since September 2018, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia in the framework of the co-operation project “Fight against discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech in Georgia” has been assisting the stakeholders to improve hate crime data collection methodology. As a result of an inclusive...

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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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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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