Federal Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Justice of Georgia sign a work programme

 Signing of work programme with the Georgian Minister of Justice, Source: BMJ
Signing of work programme with the Georgian Minister of Justice, Source: BMJ

On 6 September 2022, the Federal Minister of Justice, Dr Marco Buschmann, and his Georgian counterpart, Dr Rati Bregadze, signed a work programme on joint cooperation in the years 2022 to 2025 at the Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ). The programme builds on the Memorandum of Understanding concluded on 27 April 2005 between BMJ and the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Several high-ranking representatives from both ministries attended the signing ceremony. Frank Hupfeld, Head of Section for Georgia, took part in the event on behalf of IRZ.

Priority topics of the work programme

The new work programme aims on the one hand to strengthen international bilateral cooperation in matters of civil and criminal law as well as cooperation in the field of penitentiary law and probation. In this area in particular, there are plans to introduce numerous measures to structure and control a modern penitentiary system and probation service as well as to implement the resocialisation and rehabilitation programmes. Close cooperation was also agreed in the area of juvenile criminal law and juvenile penitentiary law.

Work programme steps up IRZ cooperation with Georgia

IRZ has been active in Georgia on behalf of the BMJ since 2006 and has been involved in the implementation of numerous measures over the years. Agreement of this new work programme will strengthen and deepen IRZ cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Justice.

BMJ press release

For further information, refer to: 

Continuation of German-Georgian cooperation in the field of the judiciary – Federal Minister of Justice and his Georgian counterpart sign new work programme

BMJ press release of 7 September 2022