GEORGIA | Public Defender reviews human rights situation in Georgia

On 7 December 2018, Public Defender Nino Lomjaria held a summarizing press conference and discussed the human rights situation in Georgia in 2018, introduced the statistics of the cases studied by the Public Defender's Office and outlined main findings.

In 2018, the Public Defender has been monitoring the situation of human rights and freedoms in the country within the mandate granted by the Constitution of Georgia.

The Parliamentary Report of the Public Defender of Georgia 2018 deals with the right to life and the problems identified in this direction. The killing of teenagers on Khorava Street should be underlined in the first place. The state has a special responsibility to conduct effective and thorough investigation into the cases of violation of the right to life. As a result of studying the case materials, the Public Defender concluded that a number of urgent and necessary investigative actions had not been conducted. As a result, the state failed to bring all perpetrators to justice. In addition, examination of the case showed the necessity of bringing certain public officials to justice for their culpable inactivity. However, no investigation is ongoing in this direction, while the internal inquiry results are still unavailable for the public and the Public Defender. The killing on Khorava Street demonstrated significant systemic problems in the investigation system that need to be quickly and effectively addressed by carrying out relevant reforms.

The full statement can be downloaded below.


Source: Public Defender, Georgia


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