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PACE monitors to visit Georgia

Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) and Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), are to make a three-day fact-finding visit to Tbilisi from 12 to 14 October 2015.

Topics to be discussed include recent political developments, including reform of the justice system and police and security forces, electoral reform and the media situation, as well as developments with regard to the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The co-rapporteurs are due to meet the Speaker of Parliament, President, Prime Minister, and Ministers of Justice, Internal Affairs and Reconciliation, as well as the heads of the Constitutional Court and the State Security Service, the General Prosecutor and the Public Defender.

Meetings are also planned with Georgian civil society groups, the head of the EU monitoring mission to Georgia, and the members of the Georgian delegation to PACE.