A Training for Prosecutors on Identifying, Investigating and Preventing Hate Crimes

2017-10-10 13:16:25

A training on combating hate crimes has been held for prosecutors. The training aimed to improve knowledge of the participants regarding identification, investigation and prevention of the said offences. The program included information about the essential mechanisms for prevention of these offences. The training was organized in cooperation with South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, non-governmental organization Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) and Women's Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG).
Such issues as international standards on hate crimes and domestic legislation, homophobia, transphobia, stereotyping, discrimination, working with the victims and witnesses of hate crimes, identifiers of hate motives, evidence confirming motive, etc. was actively discussed within the scope of the two-day training course. The training program included discussions and analyses of actual practical challenges.
Combating every form of discrimination is one of the major priorities of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. In this regard, intensive care is taken to improve the capacities of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and qualifications of prosecutors. The aforementioned process aims to effectively combat hate crimes and ensure protection of human rights in course of professional activity.