The Council of Europe has organized a 2-day training in Kakheti, Georgia on 28-29 April 2018, for the Independent Inspector’s Office. The training on Legal Drafting and Analysis is a follow-up of the 15-16 February needs assessment visit that identified a number of areas that would be crucial for the efficient functioning of the Office. To this end, a set of capacity building activities were identified and the “Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia” Project will continue to provide them.
Independent Inspector-Ketevan Tsintsadze highlighted the significance of support from the Council of Europe towards this newly established institution. In her words, this will continue to strengthen the Office’s readiness to adequately handle the sensitive area of judicial accountability with impartiality. The training focused on the established academic structures for legal writing, taking into account the specificities Independent Inspector’s reports bear while they analyse facts of alleged misconduct by judges. The participants’ active involvement ensured successful completion of the training that will “assist the staff to look at their upcoming work from a different, more critical perspective”.
The training was conducted within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia” funded by the voluntary contributions of Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, the Slovak Republic and Sweden to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019.