Head of Regional Department of Public Defender's Office Presents Head of Samegrelo Zemo-Svaneti Division to Local Media

On March 10, 2016, the Headof the Regional Department of the Public Defender's Office, Temur Koridze, held a press conference for the regional media in the city of Zugdidi, where he spoke about the changes carried out in the Public Defender's Office.

In particular, in 2016 the Regional Division was replaced by the Regional Department in the Ombudsman's Office. In addition, Divisions of Adjara, Racha Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti were set up. Changes are planned to be implemented in Guria, Akhalkalaki, Kakehti, Marneuli and Gori offices. Creation of the divisions aims at strengthening regional offices and their functions. As a result of the change, the Public Defender's regional offices discuss individual applications independently, without interference of the central office.

At the press conference the Head of the Department presented Levan Papava, Head of the Samegrelo Zemo-Svaneti Division, to the reporters. Levan Papava, who has several years of experience in the field of human rights, was selected in the Ombudsman's Office through a competition.


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