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New action plan to fight against ill-treatment

Tbilisi 25 April 2017
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New action plan to fight against ill-treatment

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the European Union Delegation are assisting the Georgian Government in assessing the implementation of the current action plan to fight against ill-treatment and review of the new draft for 2017-2018 prepared by the stakeholders.

During a half-day workshop held on 20 April in Tbilisi, a Council of Europe expert and the representatives of the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia (MoC), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the Public Defender’s Office, international organizations and NGOs have discussed the compliance of the draft action plan to fight against ill-treatment and impunity for 2017-2018 with the recommendations of the organisation and best European practices. Problematic areas were highlighted in view of further addressing them.

The updated draft action plan is expected to be adopted by the Interagency Coordination Council for Carrying out Measures against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and will serve to improve the existing legislation and regulatory framework for actions against ill-treatment. Furthermore, the action plan will seek harmonisation of the Georgian legislation with international standards.

The activity has been organised within the framework of the CoE/EU Eastern Partnership Programmatic Cooperation Framework Project “Human Rights and Healthcare in prisons and Other Closed Institutions in Georgia II”.  

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