Beselia Presents Human Rights Action Plan for 2015-2016
Eka Beselia, Chairperson of The Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration of the Parliament of Georgia welcomed Shombi Sharp, Deputy Head of UNDP and Eva Pastrana, Human Rights Project Manager of the EU delegation to Georgia at a Conference regarding the Action Plan for 2015-2016 on Human rights and Civil Integration held on 26 February at Radisson Blu Iveria hotel.
Ms. Beselia welcomed the latest conclusions on Georgia adopted by the EU delegation to Georgia, which point to progress in Georgia's human rights record and urged continued reforms and efforts to end impunity."Over the last two years, Georgia has undertaken deep and comprehensive reforms to entrench democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and we are very pleased to see our efforts recognized and supported by these important UN and EU bodies," said Beselia."We welcome the recommendations included in the report, and pledge to pursue further reforms to ensure the full protection of human rights in Georgia.” Considering all of the available material, parliament decided to recommend that all the violations which took place in this period are investigated.
“We have studied reports by international organizations and local bodies regarding specific violations,” Beselia said, adding that fundamental constitutional rights were violated and that it was systematic. “Violation of the right to live, inhumane and humiliating treatment, torture, physical abuse and deprivation of liberty, freedom of speech, the right to have just courts, the right to free assembly, the right to privacy and property rights,” she listed.