Monitoring Human Rights in Prisons

Jun 30, 2014

KOBULETI. 30 June 2014 – Protection of human rights in prisons is in focus of a three-day seminar that kicked off in Kobuleti.

More than 30 members of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Public Defender’s Office discussed the guidelines of the monitoring as an instrument to watchdog the situation in the penitentiary.

Ucha Nanuashvili, Public Defender of Georgia, addressed the participants at the opening session. Mari Amos, Advisor for the Chancellor of Justice of Estonia and the member of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, discussed effective monitoring in the penitentiary establishments and worked with the Georgian colleagues to finalise the monitoring guidelines.

On 2 July, at the end of the seminar, the Estonian expert and her Georgian colleagues carried out the actual monitoring in the Batumi prison.

The seminar is organised by the Public Defender of Georgia with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Estonia.

Contact information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia,, +995 599 196907

Ani Tamazashvili, Public Defender’s Office,, +995 595 033232

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