Georgia Advances in Human Rights

13 Feb 2014

imageFrom left to right: Niels Scott, UN Resident Coordinator; Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice; Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister; Thomas Hammarberg, EU Special Adviser; Tamar Chugoshvili, Assistant to Prime Minister. Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

TBILISI. 13 February 2014 - The protection and promotion of human rights in Georgia will be guided by the National Strategy and Action Plan. These critical documents were presented on 13 February 2014 at the conference organised by the Government of Georgia with assistance from the European Union, UNDP and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of Georgia, Niels Scott, Head of the United Nations in Georgia, and Thomas Hammarberg, EU Special Adviser on Constitutional and Legal Reform and Human Rights in Georgia, addressed the participants at the opening session.

Tamar Chugoshvili, Assistant to the Prime Minister on Human Rights and Gender Equality Issues presented the Action Plan which describes the Government’s activities in 2014-2015 in the area of human rights. The Action Plan is designed as a flexible and dynamic document and will be approved by the Government of Georgia.

The preparations for developing the National Strategy and Action Plan in Human Rights were launched by the Government of Georgia last December. Consultations over these critical national documents brought together Government agencies, Parliament, civil society, international organizations, and the people of Georgia.

Public discussion on different areas of the Strategy is open at the website: www.YourHumanRights.ge

Contact Information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia, +599 196907, sophie.tchitchinadze@undp.org

Ana Gochashvili, Government Chancellery, +599 999908, anngochashvili@gmail.com