Competition Me Ombudsman 2016 Launched!

On October 10, 2016, competition Me Ombudsman was launched for the seventh time. The competition is being held by the support from the Ministry of Education and Science and is funded by the EU project Support to the Public Defender's Office.

The competition gives unique opportunities to school students aged between the ages of 13 and 18 to learn about the basics of human rights and freedoms as well as the activities of the Public Defender as a democratic institution.

The competition consists of three rounds. The first and second rounds are conducted via the Internet (see Me-Ombudsman in the bottom menu on the Public Defender's website; the third, final round will be held in the Tbilisi and regional offices of the Public Defender.

In the first round, teams of 2 students will have to answer 30 test questions no later than 18:00 pm, October 24, 2016; the team that correctly answers at least 20 questions will qualify for the second round.

The teams participating in the second round will have to answer 30 relatively difficult test questions before November 14. 10 teams with best results will qualify for the third round. In the final the teams will have to prepare a written report on a model task about human rights.

The third, final round will be held on November 24. Finalists will have to arrive at a scheduled time and place (of which the teams will be informed in advance).

Participants will be judged by an independent jury, which will finally reveal 3 winning teams.

High culture of human rights is the main prerequisite of a full-fledged democratic state. The mentioned competition organized by the Public Defender’s Office is one of the integral parts of the spread of this culture. For achieving the universal goal, first and foremost, it is necessary to raise awareness of human rights, which will result in more effective realization of the rule of law and human rights in the country.

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