Improving the human rights situation in Georgia also covers the upgrading of mental health care and inclusive education. Therefore CILC, the Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) Tbilisi and the Georgian Health Law and Bioethics Society (GHBLS) cooperated in the implementation of the newly adopted Law on Psychiatry by training lawyers, judges and medical professionals. The first quarter of 2011 had been used to prepare the final technical and financial reports and to close the project. Matra approved those reports in November and officially closed the project by providing notice to CILC to that effect. However, the sustainable effect of the project continued in 2011 inasmuch as the alliance forged with the Georgian Parliamentary Commission on Healthcare and Social Affairs has been quintessential in GIP’s new projects. By the same token, GHLBS retained its alliance with the Municipality of Tbilisi and local NGOs.
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- Georgia // BESTT closing conference 14 May 2013On Wednesday, 24th April 2013, the closing conference of the EU-funded Twinning Project “Better Enforcement System Through Twinning (BESTT)” was held in Tbilisi. The duration of the project that started in September 2011 was 20 months. Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. David Jandieri and leading representatives of the European Union Delegation to Georgia; the Project Administration Office; Georgian public institutions; the President and the board members of the International Union of Enforcement officers (UIHJ); other international donor organizations and NGOs attended the conference; about eighty people in total did. Experts of the National Bureau of Enforcement and international experts of the project jointly presented the main activities and achievements. Some major achievements are a study book for Georgian law students and the draft of a new Enforcement Code. With the support of the international experts, numerous trainings of enforcement agents have been conducted and new services like the Statement of...
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- Georgia // CILC started a new Twinning Project 2 December 2011On 17 October 2011, the kick-off meeting for the new Twinning project “Better Enforcement System Through Twinning (BESTT)” took place in Tbilisi. Twinning projects are an instrument of the European Union for candidate countries and countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Normally Twinning projects are to be conducted by bodies of public administration of EU member states, which in this way help their counterparts in the beneficiary countries in implementing specific parts of the acquis communautaire or aligning procedures and practices with standards of the European Union. In some cases, bodies of public administration may be assisted in the implementation of Twinning projects by so-called ‘mandated bodies’. On behalf of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice, CILC has the status of mandated body and is, as such, entitled to be involved in Twinning projects. In the Twinning project “Better Enforcement System Through Twinning (BESTT), two EU member states – the...
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