Launch cooperation project: Fight against discrimination, hate crime, and hate speech in Georgia – Pre 09 2018

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4 June 2018 | 13:15-14:45
Consolidated programme 2018

Session teaser

How to combine legislative, capacity building and awareness raising actions to ensure appreciation of diversity, peace and prosperity in Georgia.


Hate Speech; digital citizenship; education; regulation; non-discrimination; Georgia

Session description

The project ‘Fight against discrimination, hate crime, and hate speech in Georgia’ builds on long standing cooperation between the Council of Europe, the Georgian Authorities, Judiciary, law enforcement agencies and Civil Society partners to strengthen Human Rights standards and ensure their enjoyment for everyone in Georgian society.


Opening Remarks

  • Mr Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe office in Georgia
  • Mr Giorgi Gakharia, Minister of Internal Affairs (tbc)
  • Ms Eka Beselia, Chairperson of the Legal Issues Committee, Parliament of Georgia
  • Deputy Minister of Justice (tbc)
  • Lasha Darsalia, First Deputy Minister of Reconciliation and Civic Equality
  • Ms Nino Lomjaria, Public Defender of Georgia
  • Prosecutor's office (tbc)
  • Mr Tigran Karapetyan, Head of Eastern Partnership and Russian Federation Unit, Council of Europe
  • Representative of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (tbc)

Presentation of the Project

  • Mr Menno Ettema, Anti-Discrimination Department – No Hate Speech and Cooperation Unit, Council of Europe

Q&A Session and Press Moment

Further reading

Media coverage of the project launching