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Hammarberg: Georgian Court should protect human rights better

2011-07-06 15:26

Hammarberg: Georgian Court should protect human rights better. 19230.jpegAccording to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg, the judicial system in Georgia should protect human rights better. To do this, the country's authorities need to take additional measures.

"They need further efforts in order to correct serious flaws in the judicial system and enhance its transparency and effectiveness" - "Georgia-News" lead the speech of Hammarberg.

"Despite the considerable efforts made to strengthen the independence of the judiciary, further efforts are needed to protect the court from undue interference in its work of the" - he added.

He advised to authorities of Sakartvelo to take "additional measures to prevent political influence on the High Council of Justice and the protection of personal independence of judges".

Recall, Hammarberg visited Georgia on April 18-20. He met with representatives of the parliament, judiciary, non-governmental organizations, as well as prisoners of Rustavi colony. Following the visit, the Commissioner has developed a report on the situation with protection of human rights in the Georgian justice system.

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