With the support of the Council of Europe in the hotel of “courtyard Marriott” a joint workshop was held in which participated specialized prosecutors and judges of violence against women and domestic violence was held.
The participants of the meeting discussed the existing achievements and challenges in the implementation of the standards of the Istanbul Convention in the Georgian judiciary system and the Prosecutor's Office, criminal cases of domestic violence committed on the grounds of gender discrimination, collection of evidences on women and domestic violence cases and other important issues. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Georgian Bar Association.
Special attention was paid to the importance of joint working meetings of judges and prosecutors, sharing the necessary opinions for the formation of homogeneous practice, setting out general directions, which will significantly increase effective fighting against women's and domestic violence.
In the second part of the meeting, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Giorgi Gabitashvili summarized a year after from ratification of the Istanbul Convention the reforms implemented by the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia.
The meeting was held within the framework of the Council of Europe project "Violence Against Women and Prevention of Domestic Violence". Cooperation with the Council of Europe will continue actively in the future too.