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Foreign Delegation was introduced with the Georgian model of the Legal Aid Service
14:43 30.06.2012
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The joint delegation from the Ukrian, Indonesia and Bangladesh visited Tbilisi to study Georgian model of the Legal Aid Service. The guests met with Giorgi Arsoshvili – the deputy Minister of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia and visited LAS central and regional offices. The visit was undertaken with the support of the Open Society Institute.

Giorgi Arsoshvili introduced to delegation members priorities of the Legal Aid Reform and stated that the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia is working actively with a view to increase access to legal aid and improve quality of legal aid service.
Irakli Kobidze –LAS director discussed in details LAS functions, professional development of LAS lawyers and other activities, while the guests were informed about LAS specificities, legal consultations and drafting of documents during the visit at Mtskheta-Mtianeti legal aid bureau.

 Thousands of citizens manage to settle their problems annually with LAS assiatance. According to the research held with financial aid of international organizations, satisfaction with the received aid and public trust to LAS is high. 

Legal Aid model of Georgia is considered to be exemplary in post-socialist countries. Georgian specialists share their experience with foreign colleagues in different forms. Past year Kazakh and Jordan delegation visited Tbilisi with an introductory visit. This year, upon the initiative of Georgia an international document was adopted obliging UN member states to ensure access to legal aid in criminal cases.

It should be noted that Open Society Institute is the main supporter of the legal aid reform in Georgia and in other countries.

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