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Thursday, 14 September , 2023
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Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia Informs the UN Special Rapporteur about the Ongoing Reforms in the Agency Aimed at Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Deputy Minister of Justice, Buba Lomuashvili held a working meeting today with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Gerard Quinn.

The conversation touched upon the measures implemented and planned by the Ministry of Justice aimed at improving the rights of persons with disabilities within the system. Attention was focused on issues such as: the Law of Georgia "on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities", the involvement of the representatives of the disabled community in the policy planning process by the Ministry, the legal status of the convicts/accused persons with disabilities placed in the penitentiary and their living conditions, etc.

Gerard Quinn was on a special visit to Georgia, the purpose of which is to evaluate the steps taken in the direction of protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the country and the respective experience.

The Special Rapporteur will submit a report on the current situation in Georgia at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council in March 2024.

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First Deputy Minister of Justice, Tamar Tkeshelashvili, Meets with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, Li Junhua in New York

During a bilateral meeting in New York, First Deputy Minister of Justice Tamar Tkeshelashvili discussed the upcoming event dedicated to UN Public Services Day, set to be held in Tbilisi in 2026. She expressed her gratitude to Deputy Secretary-General Li Junhua and his team for their strong support and cooperation in this initiative.

The discussion highlighted one of the Ministry of Justice's key priorities: creating a human-centered system that ensures the provision of quality and secure services to all citizens.

Tamar Tkeshelashvili also underscored the significance of the 2023-2026 public administration reform strategy and the 2022-2025 public services development strategy. These strategic documents guide Georgia's ongoing development of public services, enhancing innovation and technology efficiency.

It should be the Ministry of Justice of Georgia's services were showcased at the 2024 UN Public Service Awards, highlighting the country's achievements.

The First Deputy Minister emphasized the considerable progress made by the Georgian government in establishing efficient, transparent, inclusive, and accountable state institutions.

At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed on the further development and deepening of cooperation in the direction of state services.

The meeting was also attended by the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations, David Bakradze, and Chairperson of the National Public Registry Agency, David Devidze.

At the conclusion of the meeting, both parties agreed to further develop and deepen their cooperation in state services.

The meeting was also attended by Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations, David Bakradze and Chairperson of the National Public Registry Agency, David Devidze.