Human Rights in Georgia – Way Forward

04 Dec 2013

imageFrom Left to Right: UN Resident Representative Niels Scott,Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, David Usupashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili,EU Special Adviser on Constitutional and Legal Reform and Human Rights in Georgia, Thomas Hammarberg. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

Tbilisi, 4 December 2013. The Government of Georgia launched a conference to discuss the country’s strategy and the National Action Plan in the area of human rights. The conference discussed human rights challenges, recommendations, and the National Human Rights Action Plan.

The conference was organised with assistance from the European Union, UNDP and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, David Usupashvili, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Georgia, Niels Scott, addressed the participants at the opening session.

This was followed by a keynote speech of the EU Special Adviser on Constitutional and Legal Reform and Human Rights in Georgia, Thomas Hammarberg, on the major human rights challenges facing Georgia and recommendations.

The conference brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, civil society, diplomatic missions and international organizations.

Contact Information

Natia Lazashvili, Georgian Government Press Centre, natialazashvili@gmail.com, 599 530703 (mobile)

Contact UNDP in Georgia
Media Inquiries Sophie Tchitchinadze Communications Analyst
sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org +995 32 2251126 ext.158