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PCF-I.1-HR   I.1. Strengthening the implementation of European Human Rights standards at regional and national level
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Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
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Coordinating DG:
Office of the Director General of Programmes
5 795 000
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives tbc


    Project Purpose 3      2015/DG I/JP/3236   Application of the ECHR and harmonization of national legislation and judicial practice in line with European Standards - Georgia 900 000 
    (60 Activities) Narrative
    To strengthen the criminal justice legal framework in line with European human rights standards and enhance the capacity of legal professionals to apply it at national level.
    Expected Result 3.1 Primary and secondary legislation related to criminal justice and the functioning of jury trials are amended/developed to bring the legal framework in line with European standards;
    Amendments to the legislation or new regulations regarding jury trials are drafted and approved by the relevant decision making bodies (parliament, ministries), taking into account the proposed recommendations;

    Project progress reports;
    Assessment reports;
    Feedback from the authorities including possible requests for expert opinion of draft legislation;
    Draft legislation texts.

    Key actors are willing to be fuloly engaged;
    Legislative amendments are adopted following the recommendations on improving the legislation;
    Georgia remains determined to use jury trials;
    Georgia remains determined to improvings its criminal justice legislation.

    Expected Result 3.2 Relevant target groups (judges and prosecutors) have the necessary knowledge to carry out jury trials in line with ECHR requirements;
    At least 60 judges and prosecutors are capable of applying European human rights standards to jury trials;

    Training reports;
    Training programmes;
    Participant and trainer feedback;
    Lists of participants;
    CM interim or final Resolutions.
    National training institutions for judges and prosecutors and the relevant legal professions are fully engaged.
    Expected Result 3.3 Legal professionals (judges, prosecutors, lawyers) are enabled through initial and continuous training to use new legislation in a harmonised way and in line with the ECHR and the ECtHR case law;
    At least 200 legal professionals are trained and apply the knowledge about the new legislation, ECHR and the ECtHR case law;

    Training reports;
    Training programmes;
    Participant and trainer feedback;
    Available materials on the HELP website;
    Feedback from national training institutions;
    Lists of participants.
    Legal professionals maintain a high level of interest in human rights topics and the ECHR.
    Expected Result 3.4 City judges are enabled to re-examine the judgments in cases when ECtHR issues dissenting judgments on the grounds of violation of fair trial;
    At least 70% of judgments pending re-examination in line with the ECtHR case law and article 310 of the Criminal Procedure Code are re-examined within two years after the end of the Action;

    Reports from the Execution of Judgements department;
    Judgments/decisions on re-examined cases.
    Georgia is determined to fully adhere to the judgments of the ECtHR.
    Expected Result 3.5 Judges know how to use the Supreme Court’s database of cases to ensure uniformity of decisions;
    Increased use of the Supreme Court database of cases to ensure coherence of decisions of lower courts;

    Statistics of the use of the SC database;
    SC feedback on the coherence of the decisions of lower courts.
    The Supreme Court's database is up to date and easy to use;
    All judges have access and the basic computer skills to use the data base.
    Expected Result 3.6 Human Rights Centre staff at the Supreme Court has the ability to carry out their work more effectively.
    Increased number of Human Rights Centre’s analytical materials on the practice of the European Court of Human Rights written in line with the manual on legal techniques and the case law translated into Georgian.

    Materials availabel in Georgian language;
    Statistics of the analytical materials produced by teh SC Human Rights Centre.
    SC Human Rights Centre maintaints its current functions and is fully enaged in the Project.

      * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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