The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) continues to inform the public about the implementation of the European Commission's 12-point plan, and this time, it evaluates the implementation of the European Commission's recommendation regarding organized crime and oversight of law enforcement agencies.
According to the Democracy Research Institute, the Georgian Dream plan for the implementation of the 6th point was not fully in line with the spirit of the European Commission's recommendation.
|Recommendation of the European Commission|
|Strengthen the fight against organised crime, notably by ensuring rigorous investigations, prosecutions and a credible track record of prosecutions and convictions; guarantee accountability and oversight of law enforcement agencies|
The European Commission, in addition to the importance of improving legal framework and ensuring effective implementation of legislation in the field of organized crime, clearly indicates the need to strengthen the oversight of law enforcement agencies. However, the agenda of the working group created at the Defence and Security Committee did not reflect this issue at all.
It is significant that the working group held a total of 8 meetings, although the minutes of the meetings have not been published, which was explained by the peculiarity of the issues discussed. In addition to the representatives of state agencies, three non-governmental organizations were involved in the work of the group. DRI, despite its desire, was not given the opportunity to be directly involved in the work.
The court terminated proceedings against 6 persons and applied only verbal reprimands against 2 persons.