Givi Mikanadze, a member of the Georgian Parliamentary Delegation, addressed the participants of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
G. Mikanadze informed his colleagues on Georgia's political and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and the people of Ukraine.
Givi Mikanadze focused particularly on Russia's ongoing aggression in Georgia's occupied territories and the unlawful practice of "borderization".
The member of the Parliamentary Delegation expanded on the security challenges.
At the end of the speech, the MP reiterated
The PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights discussed the report of Givi Mikanadze on "The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prison population in Europe".
The members of the Committee positively estimated the report, which will be voted on in November 2022 at the PACE Standing Committee in Reykjavík.
The draft of the resolution was prepared by the working group, which was led by Givi Mikanadze.
The research that formed the basis for the draft resolution looked at how inmates' rights were curtailed during the epidemic and how those rights were made up for in the correctional systems of 46 member nations.
The secondary goal of the research was to examine how staff members were involved in the use of preventative measures at the penitentiary institutions.
The draft of the resolution was created using the Council of Europe's guidelines and criteria.
The member of the Sports and Youth Issues Committee assigned for the youth sphere, Givi Mikanadze participated in the opening ceremony of the European School Summer Camp in Ikalto organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, LEPL Youth Agency and the EU.
The Summer Camp will host 100 persons of the age of 14-18 from 6 EaP member states (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia).
The opening ceremony of the 2-week Camp was as well attended by the Deputy Sports Minister, Irakli Giviashvili, Deputy Mayor of Telavi, Pikria Ushitashvili and the representatives of the EU Mission to Georgia and various agencies. G. Mikanadze addressed the youth eligible for the first enrollment and underlined the state policy prioritizing the promotion of the youth.
He stressed the importance of inter-cultural dialogue, links and further cooperation and welcomed the initiative of the Ministry and the Youth Agency to facilitate the organization of similar camps and pledged political support.
Within the PACE Spring Session, the member of the Parliamentary Delegation, Givi Mikanadze held a meeting with the representatives of the PACE Parliamentary Support Project.
CoE, funded by the EU, implements the project in Morocco facilitating the set-up of the Open Governance Council. The parties discussed the experience of the Georgian Parliament.
G. Mikanadze introduced the main directions concerning the cooperation of the Parliament with the civil society, Parliamentary openness, transparency and civic engagement.
The CoE representatives gave a positive assessment to the experience of the Georgian Parliament and expressed their will to reflect the successful practice of the Georgian Parliament in their survey, as well as to arrange the exchange visits for MPs. The parties agreed on further cooperation and exchange of additional information and organization of the visits.
MIA Academy hosted donor coordination group meeting which was attended by the representatives of U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) International Migration Organization (IOM) European Council and EU mission as well as attaches of Austria, France and Latvia.
At the meeting rector of the Academy Givi Mikanadze provided guests with detailed information on planned and ongoing activities of the educational facility.
Members of donor coordination group discussed results of needs analysis and the prospects of implementation of joint projects in the future.
At the end of the meeting guests were shown academy infrastructure, study classes and gym, mock jury court and BCP, forensic mobile lab, real and virtual shooting ranges.
MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS GIORGI MGHEBRISHVILI INTRODUCED NEWLY APPOINTED RECTOR OF THE MIA ACADEMY
Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mghebrishvili introduced newly appointed rector of the MIA Academy to the staff. Giorgi Mghebrishvili congratulated the rector with the appointment and discussed work priorities and future plans.
Minister outlined that education of the policemen and continuous boosting of their professional skills is one of the main priorities for him. He expressed hope that the new rector will successfully continue academy development and contribute to the forming of the institution as the regional-educational center.
Givi Mikanadze expressed his gratitude towards the Minister for the confidence and discussed those priorities which will be implemented in the nearest future. Priorities include: drafting the Police Academy Strategy and Action Plan document; introduction of the innovative methodology and programs; development of publishing and the research activities, enhancing of the international cooperation.
Law expert Givi Mikanadze was previously employed as the manager at the criminal cooperation department of the European Council. He is the associated professor of the faculty of law at East Europe University, doctoral student of Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands crime and law enforcement agencies research center and holds a degree of master of Essex University Law School. A. Mikanadze is the author of several scientific works, books and publications.