Centre of Children’s Rights of the Public Defender of Georgia
Centre of Children’s Rights of the Public Defender of Georgia was established in 2001. The Center’s activities are based on the principles of the UN Convention on Children’s Rights. The Centre is guided by the Constitution of Georgia, the relevant International conventions and treaties, Organic Law of Georgia “Concerning the Public Defender”, “Regulation of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia”, “Regulations of the Centre of Children’s Rights of the Public Defender of Georgia” and existing legislation of Georgia.
Mission of the Centre: providing protection of children’s rights, encouraging changes in laws and procedural issues for children’s benefit, facilitation real implementation of children’s universally recognized rights and freedoms, implementation of educational activities for popularization of basic children’s rights and freedoms and rising of citizen’s legal awareness in this sphere.
Functions of the Centre: monitoring of children care organizations, examination/ investigation of specific cases of violation of children’s rights and response to those, development of recommendations for legislative and administrative authorities.
The Centre is obliged to examine applications and claims in the case, if the applicant considers disputable the decision of administrative authority entered into legal force, or when the application/ claim concerns the fact of violation of child’s rights and freedoms. The Center’s service to the interested persons is free. Applications are received by the Department of Citizen’s Applications and Receipt of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia. In the case of revelation of the fact of violation of the child’s rights in the application, the issue will be studied by the Centre of Children’s Rights.
The following persons apply to the Centre: child, whose rights were violated; the child’s parent or relative; any third person-who considers that the child’s rights were violated.