The publication has been produced by Rehabilitation Initiative of Vulnerable Groups (Author: Anton (Tato) Kelbakiani)
within the framework of the EU funded project “Monitoring Government’s Commitments and Promoting
Penal Reforms through the Engagement of CSOs” which is implemented by Penal Reform International
South Caucasus Regional Office.
Rehabilitation and re-socialization of persons in conflict with the law is the primary goal of punishment, including
the deprivation of liberty. The United Nations and the Council of Europe determine various standards
related to the importance of educational, rehabilitation and employment programs and set out issues for their
effective organization. Parallel to international standards, certain regulations are also in national legislations. In
this regard, it is of great importance to conduct comparative analysis of local and international standards and
generally determine how local legislation and international standards are in compliance.
In addition, it is important to analyse the practice of introduction and implementation of educational, rehabilitation
and employment programs in the penitentiary system in 2014-2017. The most considerable sources, in
this regard, are the Parliamentary and Special Reports of the Public Defender of Georgia, the research, carried
out by NGOs and international organizations working in the field, and statistical information, reflected in the
reports/surveys, official websites of state agencies and material requested in the form of public information.
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