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Council of Europe Project - Support to Juveniles and Adults Deprived of Liberty

On October 29, 2019, the First Deputy Public Defender of Georgia participated in the opening ceremony of the Council of Europe project - Support to Juveniles and Adults Deprived of Liberty.

In her welcome speech, Tamar Gvaramadze thanked the Council of Europe for the crucial assistance provided by the organization to the Public Defender's Office and particularly to the National Preventive Mechanism in improving working methodology, training the staff and raising their qualifications. Methodological tools have been developed and a number of trainings and workshops have been organized under the auspices of the Council of Europe for the National Preventive Mechanism.

The launch of the new project and the involvement of the Public Defender's Office in the project activities once again proves the high level of cooperation that has been established between the Council of Europe and the Public Defender's Office over the years. I am pleased that the project aims to update the police monitoring methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism and to develop an instrument for monitoring juvenile prisoners, - the First Deputy Public Defender said at the event.

Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Nino Javakhadze and State Inspector Londa Toloraia also delivered welcome speeches at the event. The goals of the project were introduced to the audience by the representative of the Council of Europe, Senior Project Officer Eter Kamarauli.

The event was held within the framework of the Council of Europe's project Support to Juveniles and Adults Deprived of Liberty, which is part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia.

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