Meeting with Lawyers in Shida Kartli Region
On 29 October 2019, Gvantsa Chkhaidze, Head of the Department of Criminal Justice of the Public Defender's Office, and Teimuraz Koridze, Head of the Eastern Georgia Division, met with lawyers working in the Shida Kartli region.
The problems relating to the communication between lawyers and defendants were discussed at the meeting. Insufficient space in the pre-trial detention facility, which impedes rapid and effective communication with the detainee, was underlined. In addition, participants of the meeting discussed and exchanged information about working on the cases of various forms of violence, including domestic violence. They also spoke about legislative news and the specificity of the activities of the Public Defender's Office.
The lawyers expressed their desire to systematically hold similar meetings.