Minister of Justice of Georgia Continues Bilateral Meetings within the Framework of the High-level International Conference
The Vice-President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) of the Council of Europe, Hans Wolff, is participating in an international conference in Georgia, the main topic of which is the innovations in the process of rehabilitation and resocialization of inmates and probationers. Through this unique platform, Georgia has the opportunity for the first time to introduce the progress achieved in the mentioned systems to partner states and international organizations.
The Minister of Justice and the CPT Vice-President discussed the current situation in the penitentiary institutions of Georgia. The conversation touched on Georgian innovations: the Digital University, Re-Market, an online store where inmates' handicrafts are skid, the opening of branches of Public Service Hall in prisons; It was noted that the process of replacing large prisons with small-scale penitentiary institutions is successfully underway - the Laituri penitentiary will be opened in just a few days, and the construction of a small-scale prison has started in Rustavi.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister of Justice of Georgia thanked the Vice-President of the CPT for participating in the conference and once again confirmed the readiness of the Georgian side to closely cooperate with the CPT in order to strengthen the human rights-oriented penitentiary system in Georgia and bring it closer to the best European standards.
Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia, Beka Dzamashvili and Director General of Special Penitentiary Service, Nika Tshvarashvili also attended the meeting.
Directors general of probation services, representatives of international organizations and experts are also participating in the conference.