2016-11-18Budgets of local self-governments will fund initiatives of the MIA
“Safe city, safe region, safe country” – it is the title of the new project of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which aims to prevent crime, to operatively respond to the committed crime, to identify and combat administrative violations, to manage traffic flow and to ensure collection of valid evidence. The project aims to increase role of high technologies in the work of the police and to improve the crime-prevention activities.
2016-11-17Prosecutor’s Witnesses into Lawyer Mdinaradze’s Case do not Support the Prosecutor’s Position
On November 14, the Tbilisi City Court held next trial into the case of the former head of the Tbilisi Vake-Saburtalo district police unit Lasha Kvirkvaia. The case is about a high-profile case which refers to the physical assault of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinardze in the police office, for what Kvirkvaia was accused of abuse of power and harassment.
2016-11-13Human Rights Center calls on the media to cover the court hearings into the case of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze
2016-10-12Eka Kobesashvili: “The Prosecutor’s Office dragged out the case”
On September 13, Levan Darbaidze, the judge of the Gori District Court, commenced hearing into the case of three accused police officers from Kaspi police department. Former law enforcement officers: Levan Baisonashvili, Amiran Kasroshvili and Mikheil Megriauli are accused in the abuse of power and beating of Zviad Peikrishvili.
2016-10-07Human Rights Center prepared investigative and documentary films in partnership with the Tobacco Control Alliance
2016-10-06Successful Cases of Human Rights Center (July-September, 2016)
1. The convicted person won trial against the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the support of Human Rights Center 2.The Appeal Court Also Confirmed Labor Discrimination in TELASI
2016-10-05Human Rights Center requests punishment of the policeman for the indifference in the case of murdered woman
Human Rights Center works on the alleged professional negligence of a police officer in the murder case of the 20-year-old woman K.I in Ponitchala, who was killed by her husband on July 12, 2016..
2016-09-22The prosecutor’s witness claims the lawyer Mdinaradze pulled his and chief police officer’s ears
On September 14, next hearing into the case of Lasha Kvirkvaia, the former head of the Vake-Saburtalo police unit # 5 was held at the Tbilisi City Court. The judge of the Tbilisi City Court Lili Mskhiladze heard the statements of the prosecutor’s witnesses. They had witnessed physica assault of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze in the police office.
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.
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I learned about healing water Dzuguri first several days ago. Having searched information, we learned that Dzuguri water is sold near the chainArchive