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Minister of Justice of Georgia Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with His Austrian Counterpart

This document ensures the strengthening of mutual cooperation between Georgia and Austria in the field of justice, rule of law and protection of human rights.

The deepening of partnership relations between the two countries includes the sharing of experience in the areas of mobile and electronic state services, rehabilitation and re-socialization of convicts, management of sports, educational and employment programs in the penitentiary institutions.

The memorandum also envisions cooperation in the field of convergence with EU legislation, mutual legal assistance in civil, commercial and criminal cases.

Before signing the memorandum, Rati Bregadze spoke with his Austrian colleague, Alma Zadich about organization of the Georgian-Austrian legal forum, which will be hosted alternately by Georgia and Austria every year. The conversation touched on the encouragement of student exchange programs, which in the future will contribute to the law-making process based on evidence and research-analysis.

Rati Bregadze informed his Austrian counterpart about the priorities of the Ministry, which are reflected in the 10-year development strategy of the agency. The deepening of cooperation in the direction of convergence with the European Union legislation, effective law-making process, strengthening of international relations is gaining even more importance on the path of Georgia's European integration.

During the meeting with his Austrian colleague, Rati Bregedze noted that a special electronic program will be launched in the near future, which will ensure a quick and high-quality implementation of the process of harmonization with the European Union legislation.

Another area of strengthening partnership relations will be bilateral legal relations.

The meeting was attended by members of the delegation of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and the Ambassador of Georgia to Austria.

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The Training Center of Justice Launches a New Project - Georgian Language Online Course

The Training Center of Justice unveiled this free course, aimed at all individuals interested in mastering Georgian and fostering its wider use.

Deputy Minister of Justice, Tornike Cheishvili, underscored the project's significance, particularly for diaspora members and ethnic minorities, during his presentation.

"At the Ministry of Justice, ensuring accessible state services is a top priority. Thus, enabling citizens to access these services without language barriers is crucial. That's why we've developed the first-ever online Georgian language course and a corresponding web platform at the Training Center of Justice. This initiative will empower citizens to learn Georgian, facilitating smoother communication when accessing services," Deputy Minister Cheishvili explained.

The Georgian language online course, spearheaded by the Training Center of Justice, received financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the German government. The Digital Governance Agency of the Ministry of Justice has crafted an online training platform accessible through https://eacademy.tcj.gov.ge/, offering course content in English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Ukrainian.

Comprising 20 comprehensive lessons, the course caters specifically to non-Georgian speakers. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate. The project's beneficiaries encompass:

  • Members of Georgian diasporas worldwide
  • Ethnic minorities within Georgia
  • Asylum seekers in Georgia
  • Individuals holding refugee or humanitarian status
  • Those aspiring to attain Georgian citizenship
  • Foreign nationals with a keen interest in Georgian culture

The event was attended by the Deputy Ministers of Justice; representatives of the executive government; Representatives of UNDP, State Language Department, German Embassy in Georgia, the Training Center of Justice and other invited guests.