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Spotlight on Georgia

Spotlight on Georgia

Wednesday 11th March 2009, 6.00-7.30pm

Date: Wednesday 11th March 2009, 6.00-7.30pm


  • Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG MP, Former Foreign Secretary
  • Tom De Waal, Caucasus Research Associate, Conciliation Resources.
  • HE Giorgi Badridze, Ambassador Designate, Embassy of Georgia

Chair: Mike Gapes MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee

The FPC hosted a 'Spotlight on Georgia' seminar on Wed 11 Mar to launch a programme of work on Georgia that will examine the country's performance across a range of good governance areas, including: human rights, the rule of law, media freedom, the growth of civil society and the development of democratic institutions.

This work will be set in the context of the development of the relationship between Georgia and the West, the stalled decision on whether to offer Georgia a NATO MAP, and the long-term possibility of EU membership. It will also examine the practical steps that can be taken to improve performance towards good governance goals.

For more information about this project, please email: