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Working Meeting of the Consultative Council of Persons with Disabilities of the Public Defender

The renewed Consultative Council for Promotion, Protection and Monitoring of the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held a working meeting on 18-19 April 2019. The meeting was led by Deputy Public Defender Ekaterine Skhiladze and was aimed at discussing the coming years’ strategy and action plan of the Department of Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Public Defender's Office, as well as at developing guidelines and tools for prioritization of issues for monitoring the implementation of the Convention.

The working meeting was held with the support of the UNDP project - “Convenient Environment for Persons with Disabilities".

It should be noted that the Public Defender’s national mechanism of promotion, protection and monitoring of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was reformed at the beginning of 2019 for the improvement of its effectiveness. The documents regulating the activities of the Consultative Council have been improved and representation of persons with disabilities in the Council was expanded. 4 additional members of the Council have been selected since 15 April 2019, who are working on the rights of persons with disabilities. Currently the community of persons with disabilities has nine representative in the Consultative Council:

  1. Esma Gumberidze
  2. Marina Kobakhidze
  3. Koba Nadiradze
  4. Marine Korkotadze
  5. Davit Bibileishvili
  6. Ekaterine Tortladze
  7. Givi Jvarshishvili
  8. Leila Khachapuridze
  9. Giorgi Kakachia

Working Meeting of the Consultative Council of Persons with Disabilities of the Public Defender

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