Meeting with Secretary General of Council of Europe's Local and Regional Congress

The Public Defender of Georgia, Nino Lomjaria, met with Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg on January 30, 2020.

Nino Lomjaria talked about the work of the Public Defender’s Office, in particular the details of the efforts of the Office in the socio-economic direction. She focused on the supervisory mandate, highlighted the situation of equality in the country, gender quota gaps, rights situation of older people, persons with disabilities and the socially vulnerable group.

Andreas Kiefer showed particular interest in the self-government elections and the quality and role of the Public Defender's Office in the election process. The Secretary General of the Congress expressed his readiness for close cooperation in the field of socio-economic issues.

The Public Defender attended the meeting together with her Deputies Tamar Gvaramadze and Ekaterine Skhiladze.

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