Public Defender Selects Members of Monitoring Group of Implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Public Defender's Office represents the national mechanism for monitoring the implementation, promotion and protection of the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with article 33 (2) of the Convention.

Within the framework of the mechanism, a competition was announced for selection of members of a group which will monitor implementation of the Convention.

The Public Defender of Georgia, based on the results of the competition, selected the following individuals for the monitoring group:

Vakhushti Menabde, Associate Professor of Ilia State University; Givi Jvarsheishvili, founder of “Let's Be Friends” (non-commercial legal entity); lawyer Teona Purtskhvanidze; Nana Sharashidze, founder of “Women, Child and Society (non-commercial legal entity); Khatuna Saganelidze, Associate Professor of Ilia State University.

The main duty of the monitoring group is to participate, together with representatives of the Public Defender's Office, in regular and needs-based irregular monitoring missions (visits), conduct inspection and present reports, as well as to make analysis and conduct research on specific issues.

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