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31 Mar 2022

The Head of the Special Investigation, Koka Katsitadze, participated in the first steering committee meeting of the Council of Europe Project – ‘’The Human Rights Compliant Policing in Georgia’’

The Head of the Special Investigation, Koka Katsitadze, participated in the first steering committee meeting of the Council of Europe Project – ‘’The Human Rights Compliant Policing in Georgia’’

The Head of the Special Investigation, Koka Katsitadze, participated in the first steering committee  meeting of the Council of Europe Project – ‘’The Human Rights Compliant Policing in Georgia’’

 

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Heads of the Service – Giorgi Kvaratskhelia and Natia Songhulashvili.

 

The event was opened by the Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Stefan Sirbu, Head of the Special Investigation Service, Koka Katsitadze, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Aleksandre Darakhvelidze, Deputy Public Defender of Georgia, Giorgi Burjanadze and Head of Section 2 of the Cooperation in Police and Deprivation Liberty of the Council of Europe – Donche Boshkovski.

 

In the opening part of the event, Koka Katsitadze discussed the issues of institutional strengthening of the Service, improving the legal status of the participants of the proceedings and the importance of close cooperation with partner agencies. He also emphasized the concrete reforms to be implemented.

 

The parties of the meeting expressed their readiness for future cooperation.

 

The above-mentioned Council of Europe Project has been implemented as of 2021 in close cooperation with partner agencies. The project aims to support Georgian authorities in monitoring policing responsibilities in an effective and accountable manner through greater compliance with human right standards.