The Secretariat of the Criminal Justice Reform Council
The Criminal Justice Reform Inter-Agency Coordination Council is assisted by a Secretariat placed at the Ministry of Justice. The Secretariat comprises of the Secretary of the Council and National Coordinator.
The Secretariat through the National Coordinator in general provides administrative and technical support to the Council, working groups and independent experts. The National Secretary of the Council is entrusted with coordination of the activities undertaken by the state institutions.
Upon the Council's Decision at its 4th Session, the Secretariat has been entrusted with the task of monitoring implementation of the respective action plans. It is also entrusted with the preparation of the progress reports that would be submitted before the Council for assessment.
The progress reports are drafted on the basis of the information submitted by the Rapporteurs of the respective Working Groups in each direction of the reform. CJR Secretariat prepares and publishes annual progress reports that is available in online regime at CJR Council website (Council's web-page): http://www.justice.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=256. Similarly, as agreed in 2010, CJR Secretariat with the assistance of the Rapporteurs of the WG prepares out monitoring tools yearly basis that is also publicly available at the CJR Council website (WGs webpage) ): http://www.justice.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=258
In addition to that, the Secretariat aims to coordinate donor support in Criminal Justice Sector through the Donor and Civil Society Conferences; Civil Society Sector and NGOs are also part of the Council and respective Working Groups thus participate in justice events on equal level with other relevant stakeholders. Respectively, the Secretariat has organized 3 united events for the civil society representatives and donors - Criminal Justice Donor and Civil Society Conferences.
Apart from that, with coordination of the Secretariat, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the State Institutions and Donors aiding Criminal Justice system. The main objective of the MOU is:
- make external support to the Criminal Justice Reform Program more efficient;
- achieve a higher level coordination of effort to reform;
- improve and support the Criminal Justice sector with a view to make its policies and
services more relevant, effective and efficient;
- make process in the sector more transparent;
- improve services to citizens;
- support Georgia to further adhere to the international commitments;
The Secretariat coordinates donor activities in criminal justice sphere in line with the signed MOU. Respectively, donors provide the Secretariat with the information on ongoing projects in criminal justice sphere via information sheet for donors. The information sheets are publicly available on CJR Council website: http://www.justice.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=257 .
Council Secretary National Coordinator
Ms. Rusudan Mikhelidze Ms. Natia Odisharia
Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice
0133 Tbilisi, Georgia 0133 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 2405795 Tel: +995 32 2405097
+995 32 2409794 +995 32 2 405794
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com
- Secretariat's Document
a. timeline 1
b. timeline 2
- Official Launch of the Criminal Justice Strategy and Action Plan
- Donor Coordination
- Donor and Civil Society Conference May 25, 2010
- Donor and Civil Society Conference September 10, 2010
- Donor and Civil Society Conference October 10-13, 2011
-Public Prosecution Council Session December 6, 2011