European Development Days in Brussels

On June 3-4, 2015, European Development Days were held in Brussels, Belgium that were organized by the European Commission, International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) and regional networks.

The event was attended by representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from 106 countries. Georgia was presented by Head of the Department of International Relations and Communications of the Public Defender’s Office Niko Tatulashvili.

The event was opened with a welcome speech of President of the European Commission Jean- Claude Juncker. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini personally met with representatives of National Human Rights Institutions and shared her views on the important role of these institutions in the process of enhancing and sustainable development of mechanisms of protection of human rights.

On the course of two days several sessions were held where an important role of National Human Rights Institutions in conflict and post-conflict situations, as well as in business and human rights sphere and economic, social and cultural rights was especially stressed.

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