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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

Training on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Discrimination and Amicus Curiae

27 June 2019 Training on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Discrimination and Amicus Curiae

On June 25-27, with support of USAID/PROLoG, three-day training on freedom of expression, hate speech, incitement of discrimination and amicus curie was conducted for the representatives of PROLoG partner NGOs. The training courses were delivered by international expert, Ivana Roagna and the judge of Tbilisi Court of Appeals, Ketevan Meskhishvili.

Two days of the training were dedicated to the issues of freedom of expression and hate speech, as well as incitement to discrimination. Ivana Roagna discussed international norms, standards and mechanisms regulating freedom of expression and hate speech, how it is explained in European law system and in the United States; freedom of expression of journalists, online hate speech; morality and prohibition of incitement to national, racial and religious hatred. Judge Ketevan Meskhishvili talked about Georgian legislation, standards and practice of common and constitutional courts regarding freedom of expression and hate speech. On the third day of the training, Ivana Roagna shared her experience and best practices in preparing and submitting the amicus curiae for national and international/regional courts.

This activity is in line with USAID/PROLoG’s efforts for development of effective anti-discrimination legislation and practice to ensure that basic international and regional human rights standards are observed.

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