2013-02-01Human Rights Watch: “Government of Georgia Should Make Human Rights Priority”
Georgia’s new government needs to rectify the troubling human rights problems it inherited, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013. In addressing past abuses, the government should avoid politically motivated prosecutions, ensure public scrutiny of its actions, and make the worst abuses a top priority.
2013-02-01Reconstruction of Stadium Suspended, Senior Officials of the Municipal Government Summoned to Interrogation
When visiting Guria region in summer of 2012, President Mikheil Saakashvili said it would be renaissance year for the region. And the process was to start with the reconstruction of the playground for the Lanchkhuti football club Guria. That-time Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolaishvili said the reconstruction would start soon and it would place 22 000 spectators.
2013-02-01European Court passes three more guilty verdicts against Georgia
European Court of Human Rights passed guilty verdicts on Georgian state in three cases. They are: “Jashi vs Georgia,” “Jeladze vs Georgia” and “Baisuev and Anzorov vs Georgia.” In the first two cases the ECHR concluded violation of the Article III of the European Convention on Human Rights (torture, inhuman and degrading treatment) and violation of the Article V Part 2 of the Convention (right to liberty and security). All three cases were sent to the European Court of Human Rights by Human Rights House Tbilisi member local nongovernmental organization Article 42 of the Constitution.
2013-01-30Human Rights Defenders for the Accused Person’s Right to Freedom of Choice
Court juries will discuss cases of former and acting senior governmental officials. Several days ago, parliament passed legislative initiative after two hearings with 103 votes. Reportedly, additional legislative amendments are planned to the law, which will restrict freedom of choice of the accused person and prosecutor will make final decision whether a concrete case is discussed by jury or not.
2013-01-30Giorgi Sibashvili Does Not Plead Guilty
2013-01-29“I Must See Roland Akhalaia in Prison Next to His Son”
76-year-old Murman Rogava from Zugdidi spent almost 6 years in prison and left it in wheelchair. I met the former prisoner in the rented flat in Mukhiani district, Tbilisi.
2013-01-29GYLA Publishes Opinion on Draft Constitutional Amendment
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) publishes legal opinion on the draft Constitutional law on Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia. The Parliament of Georgia adopted a resolution on promulgation of the draft law and establishment of a steering committee for public discussions of the draft on December 28, 2012.
2013-01-29Statement of Human Rights Center about Vahagan Chakhalyan’s Breached Rights
Human Rights Center is concerned with political speculations against Vahagan Chakhalyan, who was released from prison under amnesty law several days ago and calls upon the President of Georgia and parliamentary minority to stop dissemination of purposeful disinformation about him.
2013-01-28Ex-Governor Released on GEL 200,000 Bail
Tbilisi City Court ruled on Saturday to release former governor of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region Cesar Chocheli, who was arrested on January 24 on charges related to illegal entrepreneurship and money laundering, on GEL 200,000 bail.
2013-01-25Proposal to Apply Jury Trials to Ex-Officials' Cases Confirmed
Parliament passed with its second and final third reading on January 18 Justice Ministry-proposed amendments to the criminal procedures code envisaging applying jury trials to the cases in which former officials face criminal charges started from February 1.
2013-01-25Zaza Khatiashvili-Fired Prosecutors Request To Become Lawyers, That Is Bad For the “Bar Association”
Prosecutor’s Office reports video-material on Robakidze’s case cut-edited New Team of Local Government in Marneuli District Gets Bonuses Equal to Monthly Salaries Interior Ministry Says it 'Foiled Terror Plot' The video, released on behalf of the Taliban, was posted on Internet from Georgia - Irakli Gharibashvili People Will Be Discharged from Fines for Having Illegally Constructed Buildings Archive
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