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Legal aid lawyers learn about effective investigation of ill-treatment

Kutaisi 27 September 2018
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Legal aid lawyers learn about effective investigation of ill-treatment

On 3-4 September 2018 the European Union and the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Legal Aid Service (LAS) in Georgia, organised training on “The right to life and effective investigation of facts of ill-treatment” for lawyers of the Legal Aid Service in Kutaisi.

The purpose of the training was to increase awareness of LAS lawyers on the most significant standards relating to the right to life and effective investigation of facts of ill-treatment under the European Convention. The training was not only theory, but also practice oriented. After dealing with the overview and an analysis of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on the relevant articles of the Convention, the participants examined hypothetical cases.

As a result of the training twenty one lawyers from regional offices of the Legal Aid Service got acquainted with the European standards on right to life and discussed topics concerning torture and other ill-treatment in the investigation of the procedural aspects.

The event was organised in the framework of the European Union – Council of Europe joint project “Strengthening the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia”, within the EU-CoE Partnership for Good Governance.