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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

Presentation of Legislative Amendments Regulating Sexual Harassment

21 December 2018 Presentation of Legislative Amendments Regulating Sexual Harassment

On December 19, USAID/PROLoG supported the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament to organize a public presentation of legislative amendments regulating sexual harassment. The meeting was opened by First Deputy Chairperson of Parliament Tamar Chugoshvili, USAID/Georgia Acting Mission Director Adam Schmidt, UN Women Country Representative to Georgia Erika Kvapilova, and Head of Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) Ana Arganashvili. USAID/PROLoG expert Nino Chikhladze then presented the proposed legislative changes on the regulation of sexual harassment. Representatives of the Public Defender’s Office and Ministry of Internal Affairs then shared their views on the proposed amendments, which was followed by a discussion in Q&A format.

According to the draft amendments, sexual harassment will be regulated in public spaces and in labor relations. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is designated as the enforcement mechanism in public spaces, and the Public Defender’s Office in labor relations. Changes will be introduced to the Code of Administrative Offenses to define the term “sexual harassment,” and sanctions for relevant administrative offenses will be added. The role of the Public Defender’s Office in examining sexual harassment in labor relations cases will be increased through changes to the Labor Code, Civil Procedure Code, and Law on Public Defender, and the enforcement mechanism will be made more active.

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