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Conference on Georgia's Progress in Human Rights

On 18 October 2019, Public Defender Nino Lomjaria participated in an event organized by the European Union and the UN, where the human rights situation of Georgia was summarized and the implementation of Georgia's 2014-2020 National Human Rights Strategy - achievements, challenges and recommendations were discussed. The Public Defender delivered a speech at the event.

“I would like the Government's human rights action plans to refer more to the Public Defender’s recommendations and to consider the Public Defender’s evaluations and reports as one of the key indicators of achieving the goals outlined in the plans. It would also be good if future action plans referred to the annual parliamentary resolutions, by which the Parliament endorses a number of key recommendations of the Publicc Defender and instructs various executive agencies to implement the recommendations,” Nino Lomjaria said in her speech.

The Public Defender spoke about the progress Georgia made in refining the legislative framework for the protection of human rights, but highlighted shortcomings in the practical implementation of legal norms. According to her, it is important that the Interagency Coordination CouncilforHuman Rights examine why the commitments under previous years' action plans have not been fulfilled, as a result of which, a part of the Government's Action Plan for 2018-2020 repeats certain parts from the previous years' action plans.

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