The Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee discussed the draft Action Plan for 2019-2024 of the Child Code introduced by the Chair, Sofo Kiladze.
“We have already held the certain reforms that failed to be followed with certain and outlined actions. Simplification of the Parliamentary oversight activity and timely actions of all structural units for implementation of the Code require the Action Plan. I believe, all the terms and indices stipulated in the Plan will be at maximal extent achieved – the goal envisaging maximal protection of every child will be achieved”, - she noted.
The bill on Mental Aid was introduced by the Chair of the Health Care Committee, Akaki Zoidze. The bill is entailed with the necessity of development of the mental healthcare community services as the important stage of de-institutionalization of the mental healthcare system as this system serves for a quite vulnerable contingent. “Thus, development of the mental healthcare community services requires respective legislation to envisage key component of deinstitutionalization – mental healthcare community services and the modern and world approved monitoring of the mental health institutions”, - he noted.
Monitoring mechanism shall be based on the WHO Quality Rights Tool Kit aimed for the low, average and high income countries and may be applied by various parties concerned, including the state structures, special assessment committees, NGOs, national human rights institutions, national healthcare or mental health commissions etc. to monitor the quality of mental health standards and services. “The bill legalizes application of such instruments by the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Protection”, - the reporter added.
According to the Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Sofo Kiladze, mental healthcare encounters significant challenges. “These people need the state care and thus, we approve the bill with certain reservations”, - she stated.
Gia Zhorzholiani introduced the bill on Highland Development and elucidated that the essence – application of 35% supplement to the salary for the personnel of schools and kindergartens in highlands. He also introduced the bill on Election Code envisaging the beneficiary of support to be allowed participating in elections equally with other citizens, which is the requirement of Article 29 of the Convention on Persons with Disabilities.
The Deputy Justice Minister, Mikheil Sarjveladze introduced the bill on Non-Custody Enforcement Rules and Probation envisaging unification of the LEPLs under the Justice Ministry – National Probation Agency and the Center for Crime Prevention into the National Probation and Crime Prevention Agency.
Tamar Khulordava introduced the bills on Administrative Code of Practice, and the organic law on National Bank. The bill on Rights of Consumers is under consideration aiming at establishment of higher European standard. “One of the aspects of the bill envisages institutional mechanism and definition of the state administrative body in capacity of the competition agency responsible for protection of rights of consumers. This bill entailed the changes to the drafts I now introduce, otherwise, the Court will fail to consider the case on rights of consumers as the respective procedure is not stipulated under the law”.
The Committee assigned Sofo Kiladze with liability for implementation and monitoring of sustainable development goals, and Miranda Tskhadadze from the Committee staff as responsible for these issues.