2016-09-01Public Defender's Amicus Curiae Brief in the “Cables” Case
The Public Defender considers that in the so-called cables case it is important the Constitutional Court to consider the constitutionality of embezzlement – a norm envisaged by the Criminal Code of Georgia; in particular, how it meets the requirements of the law. On August 31, 2016, the Public Defender filed amicus curiae brief with the Constitutional Court with regard to the mentioned issue.
2016-08-26The convicted person won trial against the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the support of Human Rights Center
2016-08-23Human Rights Center commenced a survey into the new rule of witness interrogation
Human Rights Center started a new project – “Survey into the new rule of witness interrogation in Georgia”, with financial support of the Open Society – Georgia Foundation.
2016-08-17Who was interested in the information of the National Forum?!
The members of the political union National Forum asses breaking into their Nadzaladevi office and into the house of their single mandate candidates a political revenge. The MIA states the results from the expertise will speed up the investigation.
2016-08-10Ex-owner of Gori swimming pool claims the expropriated property back
The Gori City Mayor, Zurab Jirkvelishvili called the twice-failled question back from the City Council. The initiative of the Mayor referred to giving the Gori swimming pool to the Ministry of Economics. At the August 5 session the council members did not support the initiative. Several deputies left the session and the quorum was not accomplished. Second session was scheduled at 17.00 on August 5, but the quorum was not reached again. The next session was scheduled on August 8. However, the Gori Mayor Zurab Jirkvelishvili called the initiative back. The members of the City Council were clarified that the Mayor had not specified the space of the object in the resolution.
2016-07-26Police has arrested supporters of Levan Kokoshvili during the demonstration
On July 21, in Gori a confrontation between police officers and supporters of Ramaz Kokoshvili started after judge Levan Darbaidze did not satisfy solicitation of defense regarding changing preventing punishment from arrest to bail.
2016-07-20When the Roma Do Not Apply to the State, the State Shall Come to Meet Them
The Roma are as isolated and marginalized community in Georgia like in other states. The Roma living in Europe have raised their voices for the defense of their rights for a long time already. However, we have not heard their civic protest in Georgia so far. The stereotypes in the society, frequent conflict with the state and the law, living in discriminative and hard social conditions are common problems of the Roma.
2016-07-16Isolation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Complicates Defense of Human Rights
After August 2008 war the state of human rights worsened in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. First of all, the reason is the war, as a result of what thousands people had to flee from their homes from the villages of South Ossetia and Kodori Gorge, which were under the Georgian jurisdiction before August 2008. During military operations militants burnt and destroyed the houses of ethnic Georgians in the Georgian villages of South Ossetia. The people who still live in Abkhazia and South Ossetia still live under high risk of human rights abuses.
2016-07-16Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi
2016-07-13Press-Conference about Malicious Practice in Penitentiary Establishments
On July 6, Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association held press-conference to express concern with the malicious practice in penitentiary establishments when prison officers demand the lawyers to present them the notes they made during the meetings with their accused/convicted clients in prison. Leaders of Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association call on the Minister of Corrections to get interested in the situation in penitentiary establishments and take effective measures to combat hindering of the attorneys’ professional activities in prisons.
2016-07-08State Security Service Requests Release of Giunashvili
De-facto law enforcement bodies claim the citizen of Georgia is suspected in terrorist activities. The detainee is resident of Disevi village, Giorgi Giunashvili, born in 1978. According to the information of the de-fact state security committee of the occupied South Ossetia, the detainee has been active member of the illegal armed formations of the Georgian special forces since 2004.
2016-07-07Human Rights Center Calls on the Ministry of Corrections to Deny the Spread Disinformation
Human Rights Center protests the dissemination of false information by the Ministry of Corrections through the news program of TV-Company Imedi on July 6.
2016-06-27With Legal Assistance of Human Rights Center Tbilisi City Court Granted Refugee Status to Azerbaijani Citizens
2016-06-27The Tbilisi Appeal Court Upheld the Decision of the Tbilisi City Court into the Case of Illegally Dismissed Patrol Inspector
2016-05-30Rustavi City Mayor Violates the Law
2016-04-28Legal Committee of the Parliament Discussed Legislative Proposal of Human Rights Center
On April 26, the Legal Committee of the Parliament of Georgia discussed the legislative proposal of Human Rights Center on the introduction of amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code of Georgia. Human Rights Center proposed the Parliament to find its resolution ongranting the status of political prisoner to a person as a newly revealed circumstance to enable the courts to review past guilty-verdicts on the political prisoners.
2016-04-26Large-Scaled Investigation – Screening of a Documentary Film
On April 20, Human Rights Center screened a documentary film Big Investigation in the office of the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The film is about the impact of 2008 August War. It was part of the process, which became basis for the decision of The Hague Court to investigate the alleged crimes in 2008 August War, to identify and punish alleged perpetrators for the crimes against humanity and war crimes.
2016-04-21Will the authority compensate Davit Sokolov for the damage he received during Tbilisi Civil War?
On April 15, lawyer of Human Rights Center held a press-conference about the case of former TV-anchor of the Georgian Public Broadcasting Davit Sokolov. The Center requests to reimburse his damage, which he received during the 1991-92 Civil War.
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