2015-05-20Physical Assault of Citizens by the Police
Representatives of Human Rights Center held a press conference on May 19 about recent facts of physical assault of citizens by policemen. The human rights defenders talked about illegal activities of the police against Tornike Margiani and Alexander Akhalkatsi.
2015-05-20Who will review the unlawful judgments, Gvenetadze or Papuashvili?
Apparently, after 3 years being in Government, “Georgian Dream” is starting to review unlawful judgments. Minister of Justice has confirmed the information that the bill, which was drafted through consultation with the Prosecutor’s Office and officials of the Supreme Court, is ready.
2015-05-18Human Rights Center Requests Impartial and Timely Investigation into the Physical Abuse of Citizens
Tomorrow, on May 19, at 12:30 pm Human Rights Center will hold press-conference about the recent facts of physical abuse of citizens by police officers in the Pres-Club of the Reporter.
2015-05-13ECHR: Police Failed to Protect Anti-Homophobia Demonstrators from Attacks in 2012
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the police “failed to provide adequate protection” to a small group of gay rights activists against attacks when they were marking International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012.
2015-05-11Ongoing Rehabilitation and Re-socialization Programs for Former Prisoners
With the initiative of the Minister of Justice in the end of 2012 rehabilitation and re-socialization program was launched, which is implemented by the Crime Prevention Center. It is the first state program, which was created for the assistance of former convicts and its purpose is to promote their rehabilitation.
2015-05-08Network of Drug-Addicts Protest Repressive Narco-Policy
On May 1, Human Rights Committee of the Parliament reviewed the bill initiated by the government. The law-makers discussed amendments to the Article 260 of the Criminal Code of Georgia which refers to dissociation of criminal liability for drug-crimes. The discussion was closed for civil society organizations.
2015-05-07Court Acquitted Giorgi Tsomaia
On May 6, Tbilisi City Court acquitted Giorgi Tsomaia in the imposed charge – assault on police officer. Judge Khatuna Kharchilava at the Criminal Case Collegium at the Tbilisi City Court reviewed Giorgi Tsomaia’s case. Lawyer Mariam Neparidze and lawyer of Human Rights Center Tamar Avaliani defended Tsomaia’s interests at the court.
2015-05-06Press-Release - Giorgi Tsomaia Accused in the Assault of Police Officer Freed from Courtroom
On May 7, at 11:00 am, in the press-club of Reporter, Human Rights Center will hold press-conference about the acquittal of Giorgi Tsomaia. Human Rights Center represented Giorgi Tsomaia at the court.
2015-05-05Human Rights Center Cancelled Press-Conference – Giorgi Oniani Returned to Georgia
On May 5, Human Rights Center planned to hold press-conference about expel of Giorgi Oniani from Georgia in the Reporter’s Press-Club.
2015-05-04State of Human Rights in Georgia
In April of 2014 Georgian Parliament adopted National Strategy on Human Rights with the aim to ensure effective realization of human rights with relevant legislative, institutional and practical changes. The document set forth strategic plan to tackle prevalent human rights problems in number of directions, including protection of rights of minorities, combating gender-based violence, safeguarding freedom of religion, ensuring right to peaceful assembly and manifestations, developing mechanism for effective investigation of human rights violations by Georgian law enforcement bodies, and etc...
2015-05-04Public Defender and the Special Preventive Group Member will be Granted the Right to Take Photos in Penitentiary Establishments
On May 1, 2015, the Parliament of Georgia approved “the Code of Imprisonment” and substantial package of related draft laws with the third hearing which gives the Public Defender and the member of the Special Preventive Group the right to make photo recordings in penitentiary establishments starting from September 1, 2016. The legislative package envisages conduction of the institutional reform in the penitentiary system.
2015-05-04Human Rights Center Protests Expel of Giorgi Oniani from Georgia
Human Rights Center calls on the Minister of Internal Affairs to ensure safe and timely return of the citizen of Georgia Giorgi Oniani from Azerbaijan to Georgia.
2015-04-29Court Dispute about Guardianship of Underage Child of a Person with Cancer
22-year-old Meri Nadirashvili has cancer. Her former husband Levan Razmiashvili requests guardianship for their child. Meri Nadirashvili was diagnosed of cancer two years ago. At that moment she was three-month pregnant. Husband abandoned Meri because of the disease. The patient was operated on several times and the child was born healthy though the young woman’s health conditions worsened.
2015-04-28Are Property Rights of a Citizen Breached?
Magdalena Archvadze has been claiming 100 sq. meters of plot and so called “finish wagon” on it for several years already. The plot and the wagon are located in the territory of the outdoor museum. Magdalina Archvadze said the museum gave the plot to her and she purchased the wagon from the Public Food Company.
2015-04-22Court Granted Permanent Residence Permit to Citizen of Egypt
“The Counter-Intelligence Department [CID] considers it is not reasonable to grant permanent residential permit to an applicant,” citizen of Egypt Emad Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim received this conclusion several times form the CID. As a result, State Services Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice refused to grant residence permit in Georgia without considering the propriety of the CID conclusion.
2015-04-16Interpol Drops ‘Red Notice’ for Ex-Justice Minister Adeishvili
Interpol has withdrawn ‘red notice’ for Georgia’s ex-justice minister Zurab Adeishvili, who is wanted by Tbilisi for number of criminal charges, which his allies say are politically motivated.
2015-04-14Initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia on Broadening of Powers of the Constitutional Court
On April 8, 2015, the Public Defender presented an initiative on broadening of powers of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.
2015-04-14This Affects You appeals to Constitutional Court to curb direct access to citizens' telephone and internet data
On April 8, members of the campaign This Affects You presented an appeal to the Constitutional Court of Georgia, requesting abolishment of the amendments to secret surveillance legislation adopted by the Georgian Parliament in November 2014.
2015-04-09What changes are planned by the new chair of the Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili relied on the following criteria – principality, management skills, free from political influence and professionalism, when he nominated Nino Gvenetadze for the position of the Supreme Court Chairwoman. The legislative body also liked the President’s decision, and on March 20, 88 MPs voted for Nino Gvenetadze for the position.
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