Georgian Government approves Human Rights strategy

  • The Government of Georgia has approved a two-year action plan to boost Human Rights in Georgia. Photo by AFP.
Agenda.ge, 4 Apr 2014 - 18:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Government of Georgia has approved a two-year action plan to boost Human Rights in Georgia.

The National Strategy for the Protection of Human Rights defined priorities to improve Human Rights in Georgia for the next seven years.

The Prime Minister’s Advisor on human rights issues, Tamar Chugoshvili, said the Human Rights National Strategy included detailed information and action steps, which would be implemented by the state, for protecting human rights at any level.

"This is particularly important in terms of the protection of personal data. Strengthening the Public Defender role toward anti-discrimination and tolerance policy is an important part of the Strategy,” Chugoshvili said.

The document, which focusses on the years 2014 to 2020, was created by the Georgian Government with assistance from the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Head of the UN in Georgia Neils Scott said Georgia had progressed in the field of protection of human rights, and discussions on how to implement the Strategy and Action Plan would continue in the future, he said.

The Human Right National Strategy and Action Plan was presented by the Government to journalists, non-government organisations, human rights protectors and other guests on February 13.

The plan was approved today.

The Government began preparations to develop a Human Right National Strategy and Action Plan in December last year.

Back