Completed Projects

EU-funded project

Project name: "Support to the Public Defender's Office"

Funded by: The European Union

Project status: CompletedProject duration: May 7, 2012 - September 7, 2015

Project objectives: To promote the effective protection of human rights in Georgia by institutional strengthening of the Public Defender's Office

Project activities:

  • To render technical assistance to the National Preventive Mechanism;
  • To retrain the monitors (specialists) of the National Preventive Mechanism;
  • To develop guidelines for investigation of complaints and monitoring of the places of detention;
  • To develop post-monitoring reporting system;
  • To share the practices of the EU countries, which have the best achievements in the implementation of functions of the national preventive mechanism;
  • To carry out additional ad hoc monitoring in the places of detention;
  • To publish special reports on the monitoring carried out by the Public Defender's Office in the closed institutions;
  • To retrain employees of the Department of Justice of Public Defender's Office;
  • To develop unified management system;
  • To regularly update the legislation and international/regional standards of human rights; to prepare relevant materials;
  • The organize annual competition for high school students - "Me-Ombudsman";
  • To hold thematic trainings for journalists – on human rights and the mandate of the Public Defender's Office;
  • To publish parliamentary reports of the Public Defender;
  • To facilitate the creation of the Analytical Department in the Public Defender's Office;

The document agreed with the Government of Georgia: the framework agreement between the Government of Georgia and the European Commission signed on 18 June 2007.

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