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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

20 September 2019 Training on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Discrimination and Amicus Curiae

On September 16-18, USAID/PROLoG supported training on freedom of expression, hate speech, incitement of discrimination and amicus curie for staff of the Public Defender’s office. International expert Ivana Roagna returned to Georgia to conduct the course, with Judge Ketevan Meskhishvili from the Tbilisi Court of Appeals.

Two and a half days were dedicated to the issues of freedom of expression and hate speech, as well as incitement to discrimination. On the first day, Judge Meskhishvili spoke about Georgian legislation and practice, and during the final two days, Ivana Roagna discussed international norms, standards and mechanisms in Europe and the United States. Topics included freedom of expression of journalists, online hate speech; morality and prohibition of incitement to national, racial and religious hatred. She also shared her experience in preparing and submitting amicus curiae briefs for national and international courts.

This activity complements 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 in the Georgian legal system.

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