Giorgi Gakharia: The investigative function of the Office of the State Inspector will be a step toward enhancing public trust in the law enforcements Print Version

2019-10-30

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Investigating crimes committed by law enforcements has been a challenge for our system of law enforcement, but we believe that the launch of the investigative direction at the Office of the State Inspector will be a step toward enhancing public trust in the law enforcements and toward the country's democratization, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated in his speech at the event marking the institutionalization of the investigative authority of the State Inspector's Office.

The Head of Government thanked the ambassadors of friend countries and international organizations for firmly supporting the country's democratic reforms, and added that Georgia still has a long way to go on the path of reforms.

"An independent investigative mechanism and the State Inspector have been important components in democratic reform, a step on which we all agreed and set in motion. The Office of the State Inspector is vested with investigative functions. It is the most important step taken in the justice system in the past year," the Prime Minister stated.

Giorgi Gakharia wished success to State Inspector Londa Toloraia and the new staff of the office who, according to the Prime Minister, have an important mission to fulfil.

"The investigative function vested in the Office of the State Inspector will be the strongest argument in support of enhancing public trust in the law enforcement system in the years to come. I am confident that this office will prove to all the importance of the country's democratization, and the fearlessness of the justice system when it comes to openly presenting reforms and changes in the police, the Chief Prosecutor's Office, and every partner agency of this structure," the Head of Government emphasized.

The investigative function of the State Inspector's Office will come into force on November 1 to introduce effective investigations into violent offences allegedly committed by law enforcements or public servants.

The presentation on the implementation of the investigative authority was led by State Inspector Londa Toloraia.
The event was attended by members of Georgia's executive and legislative, and representatives of the diplomatic corps, international organizations, and the NGO sector.

Prime Minister's Press Office