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DRI echoes police violence against teenager
25.01.2022
The Democracy Research Institute condemns the violence shown in a video released on January 24. The footage shows that a 17-year-old minor with disabilities was subjected by police officers to degrading and inhuman treatment, an action prohibited by the Criminal Code. In the first place, it is necessary to conduct a timely and effective investigation into the incident.

According to the reports, the State Inspector's Office launched an investigation into the case. At this point, two police officers have been arrested on charges of degrading and inhuman treatment.

Protecting and supporting the child is the responsibility of every employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. However, the released footage makes it clear that the police system does not protect the interests of the child or fulfill responsibilities under law. The cases of violence by the police have become systematic.

The Democracy Research Institute calls on:

The State Inspector’s Office
  • To ensure the mandatory involvement of a psychologist in the investigation
  • To ensure compliance with the legal requirements of the Juvenile Justice Code and the Code on the Rights of the Child – to apply a multidisciplinary approach to the victim of crime in order to prevent a repeated interview and re-victimization.
 
The Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • To retrain police officers on child protection issues
  • To implement a zero-tolerance policy on cases of abuse of power, use physical and psychological violence by the law enforcement officers.
 
The Parliament of Georgia
  • To reflect in the legislation that the criteria for becoming a police officer shall include the mandatory knowledge of child protection issues
The Government of Georgia
  • To immediately carry out the reform of the police system in order to ensure the protection of the best interests of the child.
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The civil sector demands the creation of an investigative commission to study the current situation in the judicial system
Recently, the public's attention has been drawn to the statements of former judges, who speak publicly about the facts of pressure on judges and improper interference in the justice system. 
22.09.2022