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Discussing equality of arms in criminal proceedings together with lawyers in Georgia

Tbilisi 14 December 2018
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Discussing equality of arms in criminal proceedings together with lawyers in Georgia

The series of trainings on rights to privacy and equality of arms in criminal proceedings for two groups of lawyers involving national experts were held on 3-4 and 12-13 December.

The aim of the training was to familiarize around 45 participants with the most recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights standards on fair trial and right to privacy. Lawyers overviewed main principles of a fair trial, including adversarial proceedings; equality of arms, admissibility of evidence obtained as result of ill-treatment and misused power by representatives of law enforcement agencies, hearsay rules and guarantees against self-incrimination. In addition, important aspects related to the protection of personal information, privacy, and family life were discussed.   

The trainings were organised in the framework of EU/CoE joint project “Strengthening the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia”, within the EU-CoE Partnership for Good Governance.