The Georgian Foreign Minister has met the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

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The FINANCIAL — On 15 February 2016, Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze met United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences Dubravka Šimonović.

Discussions included the human rights in Georgia, in particular, the current situation of women’s rights and the challenges facing the country. Mikheil Janelidze provided Dubravka Šimonović with the information on the steps made by the Government of Georgia in the sphere of human rights and on the future plans. Talking points also included the strategy and the action plan approved by the Georgian Government.  Dubravka Šimonović welcomed Georgia’s election as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council and underlined the membership of Georgian experts at the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The two sides spoke about the gross violations of fundamental human rights continue to be reported from Georgia’s occupied regions, according to MFA of Georgia.

Dubravka Šimonović arrived on her first official visit on 15 February and will stay in Tbilisi until 19 February. In the frames of the visit, the United Nations Special Rapporteur will meet the Ombudsman and the representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches and the civil society.  Based on the results of the visit, Dubravka Šimonović will write a report to present to the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2016.

 

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