2014-08-15Ministry of Justice vs Foreign Citizens and Family Integrity of Georgian Citizens
State Services Development Agency at the Ministry of Justice does not allow foreign spouses of the citizens of Georgia to temporarily live in Georgia. The refusal of the Agency is grounded with the “conclusion” provided by the Counter-Intelligence Department (CID). Although the negative conclusion is not well-grounded, both the Ministry of Justice and Court rely on it when making decision, which in fact divides families.
2014-07-07Fragile Peace in Balkans
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, I was deeply impressed with the beauty of the city. I do not know whether it is unlucky coincidence or purposeful decisions but it is evident that recent armed conflicts in the Eastern Europe were launched in the most beautiful regions and states– Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno Karabakh, Transnistria, Bosnia - Herzegovina and now Crimea… they are beautiful, in fact - paradises on the earth.
2014-05-03Public Defender- State Failed to Protect Freedom of Religion of Muslim Community in Samtatskaro Village
In his 2013 Parliamentary Report, Public Defender of Georgia paid attention to the developments against Muslim community in Samtatskaro village, Dedoplistskaro district.
2014-04-22Public Defender- State Failed to Protect Freedom of Religion of Muslim Community in Samtatskaro Village
In his 2013 Parliamentary Report, Public Defender of Georgia paid attention to the developments against Muslim community in Samtatskaro village, Dedoplistskaro district. The report states that local village governor Gulo Nadirashvili and Dedoplistskaro district governor Irakli Shiolashvili also participated in the persecution of Muslim people together with local population. Public Defender assessed Shiolashvili’s public statement as discriminative, when he said majority had to make decision about starting mosque in the village.
2014-04-08Report on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013
This document is the Report of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013 on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia covering wide spectrum of civic, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Furthermore, it highlights positive and negative trends in human rights area for the reporting period, brings together key recommendations developed by the Public Defender towards various branches of government, the timeliness and degree of fulfilment of which to a great extent will define the establishment of high standards in human rights protection in Georgia.
2014-03-07Fate of Three Missing Ossetian People Is Still Obscure
Family members of Alan Khugaev, Alan Khachurov and Sarmat Pliev report that young people were arrested in Mereti village on October 13, 2008. They were driving car VAZ 2107 drunken. In the Georgia controlled territory police officers arrested them at Mereti blockpost.
2014-03-07Persecution of North Caucasian People Continues
Human Rights Center, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights addressed to the Government of Georgia about persecution of North Caucasian people and their disappearance facts in Georgia. Three concrete cases were discussed during the press-conference in the press-club of the Prime Time.
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After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, IArchive
“Miscarriages of justice“– we use this term to characterize the problems existing in the system of Georgian judiciary during ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s governance.Archive