Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN visits Georgia
Today, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN will visit Georgia first time. According to the agency "Trend", referring to the UN representative in Georgia, the delegation members will visit a number of Georgia's correctional institutions and police stations in various cities across the country, where they will meet with both detainees and prisoners, as well as with government representatives and human rights defenders. The group members intend to get acquainted with conditions in Georgian jails and pre-trial prisons; special attention they will pay to the situation of women in prisons.
The report on the results of this visit will be sent to the reviewing of session of the Human Rights Council. Visit of the UN experts will continue until June 24.
Recall, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN was created in 1991 by the Commission on Human Rights. It investigates the cases of alleged arbitrary deprivation of liberty without accordance with the norms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international legal acts.