On Public Defender’s Initiative, Meeting was Held between Authorities and Representatives of Civil Sector
On June 6, 2023, on the initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia, a roundtable was held with the participation of the representatives of the Administration of Government, Parliament, Public Defender’s Office, international and non-governmental organizations.
Participants in the meeting spoke about important issues relating to the protection of human rights and development of an action plan of Georgia’s national human rights strategy for 2022-2030.
The main topics of discussion were the challenges relating to the protection of human rights, the lack of trust between the central government and the civil sector, the need to establish effective ways in the process of cooperation and decision-making, the necessity of implementing fundamental and systemic changes, as well as the importance of properly reflecting the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups in the human rights action plan.
The Public Defender of Georgia emphasized the need for dialogue between the civil sector and the Government and expressed his readiness to engage in this process.
The meeting was financially supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the European Union (EU).