National Strategy of Human Rights 2022-2030 to be sent to Parliament for approval, PM Garibashvili says
By Liza Mchedlidze
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
At the government meeting, the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili announced that the National Strategy of Human Rights 2022-2030 will be ready to be sent over to the Parliament of Georgia for approval.
"We will approve the national strategy for human rights protection 2022-2030 at the government meeting, the document has been discussed with all actors, both the international community and non-governmental organizations," PM Garibashvili said.
The head of government also noted that in 2014, the national strategy for human rights protection for 2014-2020 was approved for the first time, and expert Thomas Hammarberg was working on this document at that time.
"I want to inform our citizens that today at the government meeting we will approve the National Strategy for Human Rights Protection 2022-2030. As you know, in 2014, the National Human Rights Protection Strategy for 2014-2020 was approved for the first time, which was a very complete document. As you know, an expert, Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, also worked on this document.
I would like to remind the public that we are well aware of how many challenges there are in general in this field, in human rights. We remember very well that during the previous government there was no sign of democracy and human rights were trampled under foot in all directions. Of course, since then, we have radically changed the situation in terms of human rights protection in the country.
We have now prepared a new document, it has been discussed with all actors, the international community, as well as non-governmental organizations, and I would like to tell you that today we are presenting the mentioned strategy in a complete form, which the government will approve and send to the parliament for approval," Garibashvili said.
The Prime Minister said at the meeting that agencies working on the document have prepared their own development strategies and that it is based on people's will to build a strong democracy. He also added that the data included has been updated since last year and thanked everyone for their hard work throughout the process of finishing the document.
"In the strategy, practically all the directions of how to develop our country have been written. Each agency has prepared its own development strategy, vision, and plans, and we officially release the said strategy under the name "Vision 2030 - Development Strategy of Georgia". I would like to remind our citizens that this document is based, of course, on the common aspiration of our people to build a strong democratic state. It is a country that implies sustainable and inclusive economic development. This is our common task. Social equality, reduction of regional disparities, quality health care, education, ecologically clean and healthy environment, strengthening of democracy, security, and stability - all these are formulated in this document. I would like to thank all agencies for their active work. We had this document ready last year, but after that, the document itself was refined, the data was updated, and today we will present it in a finished form and the government will approve it," the Prime Minister of Georgia stated.