One June 27-28, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Batumi the Constitutional Court of Georgia hosted the 5th Black Sea International Conference “Liberty and Security: Increasing the Effectiveness of the Constitutional Complaint”. The conference was dedicated to the following issues: the standards and practice in relation to the right for freedom and security applied by the Constitutional Courts, European Court of Human Rights, UN Human Rights Committee; as well as the mechanisms for protecting liberty and security and their legal and practical outcomes.
The conference was opened by the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Mr. George Papuashvili. As reported to the journalist Batumi is becoming a centre for cooperation of the Black Sea countries in the sphere of justice:
“The event is important for the Constitutional Court as well as for the whole country and Batumi. Besides this, Batumi will host an international scale conference in September, during which the Congress of European Constitutional Courts will be chaired by the Constitutional Court of Georgia. We are happy that not only Black Sea region countries but as well as the judges of European Courts, Vice-President of European Court of Human Rights, the representatives of Venice Commission and German Society for International Cooperation are attending this event.” – claimed George Papuashvili.
According to Mr. Josep Casadevall, Vice-President of European Court of Human Rights the situation in relation to human rights has been significantly improved during recent 4 years in Georgia:
“Case law of European Court related to protection of human rights will be shared within the frame of the conference. It is also noteworthy that the situation in relation to human rights has been significantly improved in comparison to previous years in Georgia” – stated Mr. Josep Casadevall.
The presidents and justices of Constitutional Courts of the Black Sea region, Belorussia, the judges of the European Court of Human Rights, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe; the justices of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of Georgia; members of the Parliament and Government of Georgia; the representatives of academia and non-governmental organizations have been invited to the event.
The conference was organized with the support of the EU-funded project “Support of the Constitutional Court, Georgia”, Germany Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.