15 July 2024,   00:20
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After 2012, the European Court has not received a single case sent from the Georgian penitentiary system, which confirms the highest standard of protection of prisoners’ rights in the country - Garibashvili

10 years ago, Georgia faced serious challenges in terms of the rule of law and protection of human rights, especially in the form of systematic practices of torture and inhumane treatment in prisons. Our Government has done everything to transform the country from this heavy legacy that we encountered in the penitentiary system into a truly democratic state, said Prime Minister of Georgia at the “Innovations in the process of rehabilitation and resocialization of convicts and probationers” conference.

“An objective measure of this result is a number of monitoring mechanisms at both national and international levels. The clearest indicator in this regard is the statistics of the European Court of Human Rights, according to which, after 2012, the European Court has not received a single case sent from the Georgian penitentiary system, which confirms the highest standard of protection of prisoners’ rights in the country.

In addition, according to official statistics, the total number of cases against Georgia in the European Court has also decreased dramatically. In comparison, in 2011 there were more than 3,000 cases pending at the European Court of Human Rights, and as of January 2023, this number has decreased to 147, which is 20 times less than in 2011.

I would like to mention here that according to the 2023 report of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index, which was published just a few weeks ago, Georgia is in first place in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.

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