On 8-9 November 2018 a study visit to Strasbourg was organised on “the role of the Georgian Parliament in implementing standards of the European Convention of Human Rights”.
The study visit brought together the representatives of the parliament, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, Chief Prosecutor’s Office and Public Defender’s Office to discuss existing parliamentary structures for assessing human rights compliance, reporting mechanisms that systematise dialogue between the executive and parliament, principles underpinning the role of national parliaments in the verification of Convention standards and implementation of European Court of Human Rights judgments.
Participants of the study visit exchanged views on best practices in identification and implementation of general measures under the judgments of the Court with involvement of parliamentary control mechanisms and overview constituent elements of the parliamentary supervision over implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights case law. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas on the importance of establishing and maintaining regular dialogue between the parliament and national human rights institutions and well-established non-governmental organizations in order to provide the parliament with independent advice on the state of execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgments by the government.
Members of the Georgian delegation had the possibility to get acquainted with the work of the department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and recent approaches of the Court to identification of general and individual measures to be specified in the judgments of the Court.
The study visit was organized within the project Strengthening the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Georgia under the joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.