Training in Zugdidi
September 20, 2011
Workshop IRCT and EMPATHY
October 4, 2011

Legal and Forensic Medical Regulations in Context of Torture in Georgia


Press-release (Upcoming Event, September 30, 2011)


The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT, Denmark, Copenhagen) in cooperation with the Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture “Empathy” (RCT/EMPATHY, Georgia) within the framework the European Union funded program “Use of forensic evidences for the fight against torture” is organizing working meeting (Workshop) on for experts of legal and medical spheres on the following issue: Legal and Forensic Medical Regulations in Context of Torture in Georgia.

The meeting shall be held on September 30, 2011 conference hall of Courtyard Marriott, Freedom Square 4, Tbilisi, 0105, Georgia. Tel: (995 32) 277 91 00, from 11.00 till 14.00, Registration of participants: from 10.30 till 11.00.

Working languages shall be Georgian and English (simultaneous translation shall be provided).

Experts of legal and medical spheres from NGOs as well as from public sector are invited to take part in the meeting. To the meeting are also invited representatives of Embassies and international representations and media.

Purpose of the meeting is promotion of open and transparent discussions on the issue of timely, effective and impartial investigation cases of torture and other forms of inhuman and degrading treatment. This issue still remains problematic as we see from the number of appeals filed to the European Court of Human Rights on the issue of torture and high number of lost cases.

During the meeting shall be considered procedural and medical regulations and their compliance with international norms. Namely, we shall consider drawbacks characteristic to regulations related to forensic medical examinations and procedural problems, which are not in compliance with commitments undertaken by Georgia in regard to international covenants on torture, including UN Convention and Istanbul Protocol.

Contact data: Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture “Empathy”

Kandelaki Street No23, Tbilisi, 0160, Georgia

Tel: 238 10 15

Fax: 238 10 33

www. empathy.ge


Contact persons:

Besarion Bochorishvili, lawyer of the Center Empathy. Cell phone: 551 633 966

Ekaterine Keburia: eka@empathy.ge