Thursday, 08 September, 2022

Minister of Justice Pays Tribute to Memory of the August War Heroes

Minister of Justice, Rati Bregadze, together with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili and members of the Cabinet of Ministers, was at the Mukhatgadze Brothers Cemetery. The Head of the government and Ministers laid a wreath at the Heroes' Memorial as a mark of respect to the memory of those who died in the August 2008 war.

Speaker of the Parliament, Shalva Papuashvili, representatives of the legislative authority and the diplomatic corps were also present at the Mukhathvedi cemetery.

Delegation of Ministry of Justice Visits the German Probation Bureau

Minister of Justice, Rati Bregadze visited today the Probation Bureau of the Federal Republic of Germany as part of his official visit to Germany. According to the Minister, the successful cooperation between Georgia and Germany is important in the process of European integration of Georgia, especially after granting the European perspective. First Deputy Minister, Tamar Tkeshelashvili, Deputy Minister Buba Lomuashvili and Beka Dzamashvili also participated in the meetings held at the Probation Bureau. According to the Minister, further development of penitentiary and crime prevention systems in accordance with the best European and international standards is a priority for him.

The members of the delegation of the Ministry of Justice spoke about the important reforms implemented by the agency, which are implemented by the National Agency for Crime Prevention, Non-custodial Sentences and Probation; In particular, the innovative device for the control and provision of services for probationers - PROBBOX, through which the control and services of probationers became possible without reporting to the probation offices. By means of this device, more anonymity of probationers is ensured and the geographical area of their control and service is increased. Regarding the PROBBOX, the Ministry of Justice is actively sharing its experience with partner countries.

During his speech, Rati Bregadze focused on such important reforms as: increasing the effectiveness of alternative punishments and execution of house arrests; Supporting the active involvement of persons sentenced for penal labor in the implementation of infrastructure projects of cities and municipalities throughout the country, and promoting/ensuring their employment after serving the sentence; Support for re-socialization and rehabilitation of convicts and ex-prisoners.

Rati Bregadze Meets with the Head of the Germany-South Caucasus Parliamentary Friendship Group in the Bundestag

Minister of Justice, Rati Bregadze spoke about the importance of the European perspective for Georgia at the meeting held in the Bundestag. Rati Bregadze met with Head of Germany-South Caucasus Parliamentary Friendship Group, Johann David Wadephul in the Bundestag.

First Deputy Minister, Tamar Tkeshelashvili, Deputies, Buba Lomuashvili and Beka Dzamashvili, and Georgian ambassador to Germany, Levan Izoria also took part in the meeting.

The Minister of Justice noted at the meeting that sectoral cooperation and deepening of partnership with the Bundestag is an important issue in the European integration process of Georgia.

Johann David Wadephul noted that he had a very fruitful and good meeting with the Minister of Justice of Georgia.

"We are happy with the close contact of the Georgian authorities with Germany. The entire German parliament is very interested in deepening relations with Georgia. The parliamentary group responsible for Georgia is very happy with our friendship. We are glad that Georgia wants to take steps towards Europe. We are working to accelerate Georgia's even faster integration with the European Union. By expressing our common values and ideas, we will be able to live together in peace and friendship", said Johann David Wadephul.

The visit of the Ministry of Justice delegation to Germany began on September 6. Within the framework of the visit, meetings were held with the Minister of Justice of Germany, the President of the Chamber of Notaries, the Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Bundestag, the heads of the penitentiary and probation systems. Om addition, another meeting was held at Humboldt University.


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