Today Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili held a meeting with international expert Margaret Nicholson who authored report on the implementation of Georgia's National Human Rights Strategy for 2014-2010.
The report highlights the country's significant achievements in democratic reforms, rule of law, and respect for human rights.
The Prime Minister thanked the international expert for her study that duly recognizes the country's progress and pointed out the Georgian Government's commitment to continuing reforms to strengthen respect for human rights, democratic development, and rule of law.
According to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the implementation of the National Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan is one of the priority directions pursued by the Government of Georgia, as evidenced, among others, by the recent reforms aiming to strengthen the judiciary, freedom of speech and expression, property rights, the penitentiary system, media pluralism, fair elections, business freedom, and principles of antidiscrimination.
International expert Maggie Nicholson's report on the implementation of Georgia's National Human Rights Strategy for 2014-2010 was supported by UNDP and "Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia", a program implemented by the USAID-financed East-West Management Institute.
The meeting was attended by Niels Scott (UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia), Monica Azimi (USAID Director of Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office), Rusudan Tushuri (UNDP Program Coordinator for Human Rights and Access to Justice), Giorgi Chkheidze (Chief of Party, the USAID-supported Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia Activity). The Georgian side was represented by Maya Tskitishvili (Head of the Administration of the Government), Sopo Japaridze (the Prime Minister's Assistant on Human Rights and Gender Equality), and Natalia Jaliashvili (Head of the Human Rights Secretariat at the Administration of the Government of Georgia).