Public Defender's National Preventive Mechanism Is 10 Years Old

On 16 July 2009, the Public Defender’s Office was granted the mandate of the National Preventive Mechanism, by which the institution joined the global system of prevention of torture, which aims to detect and respond to the risk factors of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The National Preventive Mechanism of the Public Defender of Georgia has made numerous visits to closed institutions, prepared reports and developed recommendations for 10 years. The National Preventive Mechanism has helped the country address important shortcomings in terms of human rights protection. The group is currently on a business trip and is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the mechanism with active efforts.

The Public Defender is very grateful to all members of the group and visiting experts who have been cooperating with the Public Defender for years and also thanks the donors for their support.

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