About the Project

This project seeks to continue to promote Council of Europe and international standards in the field of strengthening justice, as well as to build the capacity of state authorities, legal and law enforcement professionals, civil society, etc., to adapt domestic legislation framework in line with international standards, and to apply those standards to improve protection of human rights and rule of law.

This project is implemented within the third Phase of the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Partnership for Good Governance”. It builds on the results of the previous phases of the Partnership for Good Governance in the field of strengthening justice (Phase I 2015-2018 and Phase II 2019-2023).

  Budget: EUR 1 305 000 

The overall Programme budget is EUR 19.3 Mio. (80% is co-funded by the European Union and 20% by the Council of Europe).

 Duration: 1 March 2023 to 28 February 2026

How does the Project work?

Through a combination of tailored policy/legislative, capacity-building and awareness raising actions.

Who benefits from the Project?

  • General Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs.
  • High School of Justice.
  • High Council of Justice.
  • Independent Inspector of the High Council of Justice.
  • Parliament of Georgia.
  • Constitutional Court of Georgia.
  • Legal professionals, including judges, lawyers and law enforcement agents.
  • General public.

What do we expect to achieve?

  • Independence, transparency, accountability of the judicial system and impartiality of judges is promoted;
  • Coherent and evidence-based criminal justice policy achieved by compliance of criminal legislation with international and European human rights standards;
  • ECHR national implementation is improved, including by increasing the effectiveness of the courts and knowledge of judges in line with the case law of the ECtHR.

How to get more information?

Project Team

 Giorgi GIORGADZE, Senior Project Officer

 Tamar ZUBASHVILI, Senior Project Officer

 Nino ARDIA, Project Assistant

The “Partnership for Good Governance” (PGG) is a joint initiative of the European Union and the Council of Europe for strengthening good governance in the Eastern Partnership region.

PGG provides tailor-made support to Eastern Partnership countries to bring their legislation and practice closer to European standards in the fields of human rights, rule of law and democracy. It supports, in particular, Eastern Partnership countries’ domestic reforms to strengthen justice, counter economic crime, promote equality and non-discrimination, advance women’s access to justice and combat violence against women. PGG supports Georgia in its European perspective agenda, in line with Council of Europe standards.

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