The Deputy Foreign Minister, Khatuna Totladze introduced to the Committee the draft 5th Periodic Report of Georgia on Fulfillment of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights developed with coordination of the Ministry and with engagement of all respective state agencies.
The draft has been introduced to the Public Defender’s Office and NGOs recommendations of which have been reflected in the draft. International organizations also participated in development of the report.
“The report aims at provision of information to the Committee about fulfillment of the commitments under the Covenant since 2004 and reflects the institutional, legislative, administrative and other reforms upheld in terms of civil and political rights. The report provides the information about the Constitutional reform which is as well paramount”, - the reporter noted.
The first part of the report provides the information about fulfillment of the final assessments of the Committee, while the second part deals with realization of the rights stipulated under the Covenant.
The report describes grave human rights situation on occupied territories of Georgia. “The report underlines responsibility of Russia as of the force exposing the effective control. At the same time, the report overviews the policy of Georgian Government on peaceful resolution of the conflict and the actions by Georgian Government aiming at improvement of the human rights state on occupied territories. The report emphasizes all key documents, including the Governmental Human Rights Action Plan covering remedies for protection of civil and political rights”, - she added.
The report offers response to the recommendations concerning: anti-discriminative law; gender equality; domestic violence and corporal punishment of the children; violence against women and services for the victims; accountability for past committed human rights crimes; independent investigation; administrative detention; jury concept; juvenile justice etc.
The Committee approved the report. “The report, after the procedures envisaged under Article 174 of the Rules of Procedure, shall be translated into English and submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee. I would like to thank the Foreign Ministry for introducing the position of various state agencies today. Coordination evident in the textual and contextual parts is of utmost importance”, - the Deputy Chair, Rati Ionatamishvili stated.
The Committee discussed with the III reading and approved the bill on Non-Custody Enforcement Rule and Probation.