First Deputy Public Defender Participates in Consultations Organized by Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
On March 30-31, 2023, First Deputy Public Defender of Georgia Tamar Gvaramadze participated in the high-level consultations organized by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Amsterdam (the Kingdom of the Netherlands).
The consultations focused on the need to strengthen the mandate of national human rights institutions, as well as equality mechanisms and ombudsman institutions, so that to enable them, inter alia, in the field of public administration, to evaluate the compliance of decisions made with the use of technologies, algorithms and artificial intelligence with human rights standards, as well as to study individual cases of rights violations and implement effective response to violations.
Taking into account the use of modern technologies, accompanying challenges and real risks of interference in the area protected by human rights, the conference participants focused on the importance of human rights-based approach, transparency and accountability, as well as prevention of discrimination.
Tamar Gvaramadze spoke about challenges in the process of making decisions by public institutions with the use of technologies, algorithms and artificial intelligence and the evaluations made by the Public Defender's Office.
The second day of consultations was devoted to the discussion of various challenges facing national human rights institutions across Europe, including challenges relating to independence and smooth functioning.
About 30 representatives of national human rights institutions, equality institutions and ombudsman offices of the member states of the Council of Europe participated in the conference.