Launch of HELP online course “Labour Rights as Human Rights” in Georgia
On 21 April, the Council of Europe project “Strengthening the protection of social and economic rights in Georgia” launched the online HELP course on labor rights as human rights in Georgia. The course was specifically translated into Georgian and adapted to the needs of the Labor Inspection Office.
The objective of the course is to strengthen the capacity of the 32 representatives of the Labor Inspection Office to carry out their duties and to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to better inform employers and employees of their rights and obligations. The course covers the key concepts of the European system of labor rights (Council of Europe / European Union), the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, as well as regulations and practices provided for by the legislation in force in Georgia. The implementation of labor rights as human rights is the first of its kind to be implemented in Georgia.
The launch event was opened by Ms. Nato Natenadze, First Deputy Chief Inspector of the Labor Inspection Office, Ms. Eva Pastrana, Head of Justice and Human Rights Training Division Man, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe and Mr. Marius Bartninkas, Judge at the Kaunas Regional Court, member of the working group which developed the course.
The event was organized within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening the protection of social and economic rights in Georgia”. The project is part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023.