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Members of Public Defender’s National Preventive Mechanism Meet with German Government’s Special Representative

On 30 May 2019, members of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Public Defender of Georgia met with Bärbel Kofler, German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, German diplomats and civil society representatives from 6 Eastern Partnership countries.

Members of the National Preventive Mechanism briefed the guests of the mandate and activities of the National Preventive Mechanism. The guests showed interest in the main challenges facing the penitentiary system and the implementation of recommendations issued by the National Preventive Mechanism. The parties also talked about the state funding for the Public Defender’s Office and the important role of the EU in supporting the activities of the National Preventive Mechanism.

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