2015-08-21The TV station of ‘victorious people’: The story of Rustavi 2
Rustavi 2 has been at the center of Georgian politics and shaping public perceptions for more than a decade. Today, the ownership of the country’s largest private media outlet – last year, it reported revenues of GEL 30.7 million and accounted for about 32 out of every 100 minutes Georgians spend in front of their TV set – remains disputed.
2015-08-19Convict Nana Parchukashvili started hunger-strike
On August 17 and 18 Human Rights Center received two letters of Nestan Verulashvili, director of semi-closed and semi-open penitentiary establishment # 5 for female convicts. The prison director informed the organization about hunger-strike of the convict Nana Parchukashvili.
2015-08-14Human Rights Center Evaluates Work of New Department at the Prosecutor’s Office
On August 14, representatives of the Human Rights Center held press-conference and negatively evaluated the work of the new department at the prosecutor’s office which investigates alleged crimes during legal proceedings.
2015-08-10Court Orders Rustavi 2 TV Asset Freeze
A court in Tbilisi has ordered a freeze on the assets of the Rustavi 2 TV, which has been sued by one of its former owners, who seeks to claim back his shares in the leading Georgian television station.
2015-08-08The facts of alleged beating and charges against police officers
On August 6, Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association held a joint press conference regarding the fact of beating of Vladimer Baratashvili. At the press conference, the organizations called on the Government to create an independent investigative mechanism.
2015-08-07Azerbaijan: Dismay as Rasul Jafarov is sentenced to 6 years and 3 months imprisonment in appeal
Paris-Geneva, July 31, 2015 – The sentencing of human rights defender Rasul Jafarov to six years in prison was confirmed today by the before the Baku Court of Appeal. Arbitrarily detained since August 2, 2014, the conviction of Mr. Rasul Jafarov is based on trumped-up charges and aims at preventing him from carrying out his legitimate human rights activities, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders said today.
2015-08-04Pardon Mechanism in Georgia – Problems and Challenges
On July 30, Human Rights Center held a round table on the topic: “Pardon Mechanism in Georgia – Problems and Challenges”. The representatives of NGOs, also the current and former chairs of the pardon commission, Zviad Koridze and Elene Tevdoradze participated in the discussion. Several issues have been outlined during the discussion.
2015-07-31Another fact of alleged misconduct by police officers
On July 29, Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association held a joint press conference and called on the Government to create an independent investigative commission.
2015-07-31Claim of Human Rights Center was satisfied
2015-07-30Who Shall Investigate Alleged Misconducts of Police Officers
Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association call on the Government to properly investigate human rights violations in police departments. The topic of the discussion at the joint press conference was the verdict issued by Zugdidi District Court on the case of a citizen Maia Kekelia.
2015-07-24A citizen who has become homeless
“In 1992 I came from Sokhumi to Tbilisi and with my savings I bought an apartment with space of 249m2 for 3000 dollars in Avlabari on Abdushelashvili Street. In 2004, because of the construction of the Presidential Residence, our apartment was illegally alienated without any compensation,”- told Iza Gvajaia to humanrights.ge.
2015-07-15The Court Issued a Precedent Decision Regarding the Twins Born by Two Surrogate Mothers
Administrative Cases panel of Tbilisi City Court made an important decision for protecting the best interests of children. Tbilisi City Court informed “Interpressnews” about this. According to them, the birth date of the twins who were born on different days by surrogate mothers was registered on the same calendar day.
2015-07-14Human Rights Center Addressed the Parliament with a Legislative Proposal
Human Rights Center addressed the Parliament with a legislative proposal to adopt a law on amnesty in order to release those prisoners who were convicted during 2006-2012 under the article 262 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
2015-07-08The Commission does not Release Seriously Ill Convicts
Convict Inga Tsuladze has been in prison N5 for 5 years. Her health condition is extremely severe. A lawyer of Human Rights Center, Tamar Avaliani protects Inga Tsuladze’s rights regarding health issues. She addressed the joint permanent commission of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia to release Inga Tsuladze from serving the remaining sentence.
2015-07-07Discussion on the bill of Marijuana Decriminalization has been started in the Parliament
On June 30, an independent MP Goga Khachidze presented the bill about decriminalization of Marijuana at the meeting of the Human Rights Committee.
2015-07-07“Georgian Citizens Ucha Nanuashvili and Mikheil Sharashidze against the Georgian Parliament”
Georgian citizens Ucha Nanuashvili and Mikheil Sharashidze appealed to the Constitutional Court of Georgia with the constitutional claim (registration N547) on December 12, 2012. The claim was prepared in Human Rights Center. The Constitutional Court by the first panels’ protocol record N1/1/547 of July 4 2013, received the constitutional claim for an substantial hearing. Meeting of the substantial hearing was held on January 30, 2014, by oral hearing.
2015-07-03International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
On June 26, Human Rights House Tbilisi had a discussion regarding International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. They discussed current situation in the penitentiary system from different angles and talked about the challenges and positive measures taken in jails and penitentiary establishments. .
2015-06-29Parliament Endorses Interior Ministry Reform with First Reading
Parliament passed on June 27 with its first reading package of legislative amendments envisaging decoupling of security and intelligence agencies from the Interior Ministry.
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