EU increases its support to the Criminal Justice Reform process in Georgia
"Georgia has made significant progress in reforming its Criminal Justice System in the recent years. This new programme aims to build on what Georgia has achieved so far with our support; helping to reduce the prison population and further increase human rights. I am pleased to see that it will also cut down the number of long prison sentences for young people who committed minor crimes, offering them instead alternatives such as community service, vocational training or education", said Commissioner Štefan Füle on 29 February on the occasion of the signature of the financing agreement for a new programme of support to criminal justice reform in Georgia in Brussels, together with Vice-Prime Minister of Georgia and State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Giorgi Baramidze today.
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