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Georgia - Training Seminar on Election Dispute Resolution

22/09/2017 - 24/09/2017

Batumi – the Venice Commission, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems and the Central Election Commission of Georgia in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Georgia, held an Election Dispute Resolution Seminar for about 90 judges of the courts of appeal of Georgia.

This activity falls in the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.

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