28 January 2023,   15:10
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The selection process needs to be inclusive. It needs to be done in a transparent way - Kelly Degnan

The selection process needs to be inclusive. It needs to be done in a transparent way. Such a statement made today the US Ambassador to Georgia.

“As we’ve seen from the outstanding work of Nino Lomjaria and her professional team at the Public Defender’s office, this is a very important position. It’s important because it’s one of the few independent agencies that has the obligation under your Constitution to protect the human rights of every citizen in Georgia.

That is why the selection process needs to be inclusive. It needs to be done in a transparent way to ensure that whoever is the next Public Defender is someone who’s qualified, who’s independent, who’s courageous, and who is prepared to take on this tremendous responsibility, mandated by the Constitution to protect the human rights of every Georgian citizen.

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