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Third Sector Suggests the Parliament to Be Reasonable
Strict criticism from non-governmental organizations is related with the amendments to three draft–laws concerning environment. They are draft amendments to the Georgian Law on Citizens’ Political Unions, Criminal Code of Georgia and Election Code.

“Indirect Contact with Politics” – New Ground to Prohibit NGOs to Receive Grants
Experts and opposition are alarmed about the draft amendments to be made to the Law on Political Unions of Citizens which were already adopted through the first hearing of the Parliament and it envisages new rules for financing of political parties.

Coalition For Freedom of Choice Develops Draft Amendments to the Election Code of Georgia
The Coalition For Freedom of Choice proposes the draft amendments to the Code of Elections – five initiatives which aim to develop the election environment in Georgia – to Georgian Parliament as a legislative proposal.

New Deal on Electoral System
• Number of majoritarian MPs – 73;
• Number of party-list MPs – 77;
• Higher bar for passing constitutional amendment;
• Party clearing 5% threshold automatically takes six seats

Analyze of Media Problems and Human Rights Violation Facts Related with Political Processes during Pre-Election Period
Less than one year is left before the next parliamentary elections in Georgia. On November 17, 2011 Coalition for Freedom of Choice was established by eight non-governmental organizations and two experts. The Coalition member organizations believe the monitoring of the election environment shall start now and not after the Election Day is fixed.

Two Social Polls on One Topic with Different Findings
Different findings of the social polls carried out by the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA) caused different reaction of the Georgian society. Both organizations published the poll findings almost simultaneously in one week.

Tinatin Khidasheli: “Government Translates Venice Commission Assessment Incorrectly to the Public”
Republican Party of Georgia blames government for providing the Venice Commission draft joint opinion on the draft election code of Georgia incorrectly to the public.

Coalition for Freedom of Choice Founded
Georgian non-governmental organizations established Coalition for Freedom of Choice. The coalition unites eight NGOs and two experts as it was announced at the today’s press-conference in the conference hall of the Media House “Palitra”.

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What are your expectations on separation of the Security Service from MIA?
Early detection and elimination of threats Weakening of MIA and increased threats Intensification of surveillance on citizens Increased political persecution I find it hard to answer this question


Fragile 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
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria


What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
“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. 
Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests
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