The Human Rights Secretariat of the Government of Georgia presented the first draft of the Human Rights Action Plan for 2018-2020 to the organizations working on the monitoring of the implementation of the Action Plan. As soon as the interested organizations provide their comments and recommendations, it s planned to discuss them at the working group meeting.
It should be noted that before starting the work on the Action Plan, the training was organized for the public officials responsible for its elaboration and/or implementation on the topics of human rights-based approach and monitoring and evaluation of the action plan. Trainings organized within the framework of the UNDP and EU joint project Human Rights for All” were led by the international experts in human rights, David Jonson and Patrick Twomey. Moreover, the experts drafted the guidelines and recommendations, which also covered the issue of improving the Human Rights Action Plan’s structure.
The novelty for the new action plan’s structure, which implies relating the indicators to the objectives instead of the activities, gives a better possibility for the assessment of the progress. In spite of that, the “Georgian Democracy Initiative” (GDI) concludes that the Action Plan has deficiencies with regards to its whole structure as well as to individual aims, objectives and activities and their indicators. The GDI has already provided its comments and recommendations to the Human Rights Secretariat.