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Rapid analysis of the capacity-building needs of the personnel of the justice sector, detention centres and the police of the Republic of Georgia

Atelier multisectoriel, Géorgie, 2015

Project Duration : 2015

At the World Congress on Juvenile Justice, held in Geneva, Switzerland from 26 to 30 January 2015, the Director General of the IBCR had the chance to discuss with Georgia’s Minister of Justice, Tea Tsulukiani, who spoke of the significant reforms undertaken by her country to make justice for children more accessible and more respectful of international standards. After this exchange, the government of Georgia officially invited the IBCR to carry out a mission to this country in March 2015.

Objectives :

  • During this four-day mission, the IBCR met with the representatives of five national training
    centres (for judicial personnel, prosecutors, judges, police officers, and prison and correctional facilities personnel) to better understand how training on children’s rights was integrated, in a permanent and compulsory way, in initial training programmes (for new recruits), continuous training (personnel already in service) and specialised training programmes (for units specialised in working with children).
  • Following a one-day intersectoral workshop and numerous meetings, the IBCR proposed guidelines for moving forward with the next phases of training reform.

Achievements:

  • A one-day workshop to help guide the strategy development of participating training centres in
    regards to identifying needs, teaching methods, institutional anchorage and consistency for future
    courses on the rights of the child.
  • The IBCR also made a series of recommendations to ensure that training reforms can be adopted in
    a sustainable and practical way. This could influence the project’s future, as the European Union is
    currently examining the possibility of supporting the next phases of this initiative.
  • Intervention locations : Georgia
  • Project duration : 2015
  • Partners :
    • The Department of Analysis of the Ministry of Justice, the Training Centre of the Office of the Prosecutor, the Training Centre of Justice, the Advanced School of Justice, the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Penitentiary and Probation Training Centre, legal aid services, the Bar of Georgia, UNICEF, the European Union Project to Support Justice Sector Reforms, and the American Bar Association.
  • Highlights :
    • 5 national training centres visited
    • 25 government and training centre representatives participated in the one-day workshop and discussions.
  • Fields of activity and expertise :
    • Capacity building
    • Advocacy and institutional support
    • Children and the justice system