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Supreme Court of Georgia learns about the most recent landmark case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

Tbilisi 27 November 2017
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Supreme Court of Georgia learns about the most recent landmark case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

The Council of Europe and European Union, with involvement of international and national consultants, organised a two-day seminar for the Supreme Court of Georgia on 17-18 November 2017.

The purpose of the seminar was to support Supreme Court in its new capacity to examine compliance of the judgments of appellate courts with the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and to give a large and comprehensive overview of the European Convention on Human Rights articles.

Participants of the seminar learnt about the most recent case-law of the European Court concerning Georgia's obligations to

  • respect human rights;
  • right to respect for private and family life;
  • right to life;
  • prohibition of torture;
  • prohibition of slavery and forced labour;
  • prohibition of discrimination;
  • right to education; right to free elections;
  • right to liberty and security;
  • fair trial standards;
  • freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
  • protection of property;
  • freedom of expression;
  • and freedom of assembly and association.   

As a result of the seminar 8 judges (3 female/5 male) of the Supreme Court and 38 (29 female/ 9 male) staff members learned about the European Court of Human Right's latest decisions on the above topics.  

The event was organised in the framework of the European Union – Council of Europe joint project “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and harmonisation of national legislation and judicial practice in Georgia in line with European standards”, being implemented under the EU-CoE Partnership for Good Governance.