The aim of the project The aim of the project
  • To support the implementation of the Judicial Reform Strategy
  • To contribute to an improved functioning  of the judiciary in Georgia, in line with Council of Europe standards of judicial independence, transparency, accountability and efficiency
How will the project work? How will the project work?
  • Through the provision of legal expertise, networking and exchange of best practices with Council of Europe consultative and expert bodies and its  Member States
  • In partnership with the national authorities and in close cooperation with other stakeholders, such as independent experts, civil society organisations, academia and international organisations supporting judicial reforms in Georgia
  • Through a tailored approach to knowledge, skills and capacity improvement
  • By building the ownership through the institutionalisation of the changes promoted
How much will it cost? How much will it cost?
  • The budget for the project is 1,550,000 Euros.
  • The project is funded by voluntary contributions of Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action plan for Georgia 2016-2019.
Project activities Project activities
  • Expert assessments, opinions and recommendations on the legal and institutional framework governing the judiciary, as well as country-specific studies and publications
  • Workshops, training sessions, conferences and study visits
  • Peer-to-peer dialogue and,  consultations and round-table meetings
  • Translation and dissemination of recommendations, opinions and other relevant documents issued by Council of Europe bodies    
  • All activities aspire to be conducted through a Human Rights Based Approach, including gender and minorities rights mainstreaming, with recommendations for implementation.
Project partners and beneficiaries Project partners and beneficiaries
  • The High Council of Justice, its members and staff
  • The Parliament and its Legal Committee
  • The Supreme Court
  • The Ministry of Justice
  • Judges and court staff
  • The Georgian Bar Association and its members
  • Court users
Length of project Length of project
  • The project runs from 1 April 2017 through 30 November 2019
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Contacts Contacts

The project is implemented by the Council of Europe’s Legal Cooperation Division of the Justice and Legal Cooperation Department, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law together with the Council of Europe Office in Georgia.

Senior Project Officer
 Sophio TSAKADZE

 Project Officer
Ushangi BAKHTADZE

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