Human Rights for All

Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the national Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan of Georgia

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Summary

Human Rights For All is a joint initiative of the European Union  and four UN agencies – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)Office of High Commissionaire for Human Rights (OHCHR) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

The programme supports the implementation and monitoring of the National Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan of Georgia in the areas prioritized by the EU-Georgia agreements. This includes the protection of the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups, internal and external oversight of law enforcement, labour rights, protection of privacy, and freedom of expression and information.  

The programme is funded by the European Union based on the Financing Agreement on "Human Rights For All" signed between Georgia and the European Union in May 2015.

Activities

With the goal to improve national capacities for better protection of human rights in Georgia, the programme aims to achieve the following:

  • Promote the National Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan and develop capacities of Inter-Agency Council and its Secretariat in policy making, implementation and monitoring.
  • Promote a culture of human rights in Georgia. Increase public awareness on common values of the European Union and Georgia.
  • Strengthen capacities of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector.
  • Establish and promote effective functioning of institutions and procedures related to labour administration and industrial relations. 
  • Develop national capacities in the areas of childcare and the protection of the poorest children.
  • Strengthen capacities of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration, and the Committee on Legal Issues.
  • Support the establishment of independent and impartial mechanisms to investigate wrongdoings committed by representatives of law-enforcement agencies.

Results so far

 

  • Capacities of the Inter-Agency Human Rights Council and its Secretariat strengthened through a series of activities aiming to improve policy making and implementation and monitoring of the National Human Rights Strategy Acton Plan (NHRSAP). This included the adoption of the 2016-2017 and 2018-2020 Action Plans, amendments to the Regulations of the Inter-Agency Council on Human Rights (IACHR), development and implementation of the Guidelines on Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) for the government agencies, targeted training for the government agencies to increase their capacities in reporting to the International Human Rights Treaties, and some specific activities aiming to improve the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities (PwDs).
  • Capacities of the Georgian Parliament in human rights monitoring and protection increased through the systemic assistance to the Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration and Committee on Legal Issues. Internal regulations of both committees were amended, and strategic vision documents and 2-year action plans were developed to make their work more efficient, foreseeable and transparent. 
  • Communications capacities of the Human Rights Secretariat under the Administration of the Government of Georgia increased through the targeted training for the staff and launch of the human rights website myrights.gov.ge.
  • Capacities of the Personal Data Protection Inspector’s (PDPI) office strengthened through the development of the Institutional Development Plan 2017-2021 and its Action Plan 2017-2018, introduction of the sector-specific guidelines and implementation of the targeted training for the national and local authorities.
  • Public awareness on the National Human Rights Strategy, its Action Plans and implementation increased through the target public awareness and media campaigns in 2016 and 2017. The campaigns were specifically focused on the common values of Georgia and the European Union, including anti-discrimination, tolerance and gender equality.
  • A nationwide survey, Human Rights and Justice in Georgia, was implemented in 2017 to provide a comprehensive analysis of public perceptions and awareness.

 

Funded by the European Union

Stand up for human rights!

Contact information

Project address

15a Paliashvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Tbilisi

Contact persons

Mariam Tutberidze
Project Manager
mariam.tutberidze@undp.org

Gigi Bregadze
UNDP Democratic Governance Team Leader
gigi.bregadze@undp.org

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

January 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Georgia

    Implementing partner:

    GEO State Min. for Reintegrat.

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • European Commission
  • Undp Funding Windows
  • Amount contributed

    $2,495,019

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $261,693

    2018 $705,567

    2017 $627,073

    2016 $476,620

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