Bulletin - Periodic Edition #9, October, 2014
On November 11, 2014, the Public Defender of Georgia presented Information Bulletin N9. The document encompasses together information on meetings, statements, opinions and attitudes of the Public Defender regarding developments in the country; activities of the Public Defender’s Office; new developments on international arena with respect to human rights.
In October, situation with respect to religious tolerance have again worsened. Events in Muslim school in the village of Mokhe of Kobuleti municipality also came to the front. Also, situation pertaining to violence against women is indeed very grave. Statistical data for killings in October have become even more disturbing.
The bulletin describes meetings held by the Public Defender with residents of regions, workers of large enterprises, refugees living in places of collective settlements; their problems and perspectives of the Public Defender of Georgia on ways of their resolution.
In October the Georgian Government named the Public Defender as an agency responsible for monitoring of implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It should be hereby noted that the Public Defender’s Office will be transparent and open to the public cooperation to the greatest extent in the process of realization of its human rights protection activities, including monitoring of the convention implementation.
At the meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia that took place at the end of October, situation with regards to human rights and freedoms in the country was discussed. The conversation also touched upon necessary legislative changes. The Public Defender received a promise for closer cooperation from the Prime Minister.
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