Special Report on Fulfillment of Tasks Laid Down in Parliamentary Resolution of 12 July 2021
The special report of the Public Defender of Georgia assesses in detail the performance of tasks assigned to the state agencies by the Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia of July 12, 2021 based on the 2020 Report of the Public Defender of Georgia on the Situation of Human Rights and Freedoms in Georgia.
The Public Defender addressed state agencies and local self-government bodies with 360 recommendations in the 2020 parliamentary report. The Parliament of Georgia endorsed approximately 82% of the mentioned recommendations and issued 333 tasks to ensure their implementation.
The Parliament did not reflect in the resolution the 30 recommendations of the 2020 parliamentary report of the Public Defender. As a trend, it can be said that the subjects of the recommendations of the Public Defender, which the Parliament did not reflect in its resolutions in 2019, 2020, and 2021, are similar. In particular, the purpose of the main part of these recommendations was to ensure education on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, to protect schoolchildren from religious indoctrination, etc.
The Public Defender’s special report assesses 15.8% of the tasks as fulfilled, 19.9% as partially fulfilled and 61.3% as unfulfilled. It should be noted that 3% of the tasks have not been subject to evaluation for objective reasons. The Public Defender considers that despite the fact that the Parliament of Georgia reflected the majority of the Public Defender's recommendations in the resolution and made it mandatory for state agencies to implement them, the state of the recommendations is unsatisfactory.
The Parliament of Georgia adopts a resolution based on the annual report of the Public Defender of Georgia each year. With the mentioned act, the Parliament evaluates the report of the Public Defender of Georgia on the protection of human rights and freedoms in the country and gives tasks to state agencies to implement the recommendations laid down in the Public Defender's report. The assignment of tasks by the Parliament brings the implementation of the recommendations issued by the Public Defender under parliamentary supervision. The performance of the Parliament's tasks by the agencies is monitored by the Parliamentary Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee.
In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, sub-paragraph "b" of the Statute of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia shall examine the fulfillment of the mentioned tasks by the addressees and conduct the committee discussion, with the participation of the Public Defender and the addressees of recommendations. However, it should be noted that the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee did not hold the committee discussion for the mentioned purpose.