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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Human Rights Action Plan Monitoring Week

25 September 2018 Human Rights Action Plan Monitoring Week

In June 2017, USAID/PROLoG, together with the Open Society Georgia Foundation, issued three grants to NGOs to develop tools for monitoring and reporting in a systemic manner on the implementation of the Government of Georgia’s Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan. From September 17-21, the partner NGOs conducted eight presentations at which the final findings of the NGOs’ monitoring of implementation of the Human Rights Strategy and Action Plans were presented.

Seven partner NGOs monitored three general categories of issues: 1) criminal justice, right to fair trial, the Prosecutor’s Office, protection of human rights in penitentiary system, fight against torture and other forms of inhuman and degrading treatment; 2) freedom of expression and assembly, freedom of religion, and LGBTI rights; and 3) rights of a child, gender equality and women’s rights, and rights of persons with disabilities. The NGOs involved in the monitoring process and presentations were: Georgian Democracy Institute (GDI), Institute for Democracy and State Development (IDSD), Women’s Initiatives Supportive Group (WISG), Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA), Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC), Sapari, and Partnership for Human Rights (PHR).

The results of the NGOs’ monitoring were presented to government stakeholders prior to the release of the monitoring reports so they could review the findings and share their views. The views of the stakeholders are also included in the monitoring report.

A specially developed web-page (http://hrm.org.ge) was also presented during the meetings. The website provides interested individuals with the ability to monitor the implementation and progress of the Action Plan. A unified monitoring methodology was also developed within the project, which will serve as an important tool for others interested in monitoring similar action plans in the future.

PROLoG is actively engaged in strengthening the protection of human rights and continues to support varied events and activities to achieve this goal.

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