2013-12-09Giorgi Totladze’s Candidatures Discussed for the Position of Shida Kartli Regional Governor
Giorgi Totladze’s candidature is being discussed for the position of Shida Kartli regional governor. Totladze’s appointment is one of the main topics for the local media discussions. Information Center of Shida Kartli reported about the relatives of the regional governor – he is brother-in-law of Mikheil Kandelaki, head of unit (fight against illicit circulation of narcotics) of the First Main Department of the Criminal Police of the MIA.
2013-12-09On December 10 Human Rights House Tbilisi Will Visit Homeless Citizens
On December 10, on the International Human Rights Day, representatives of the Human Rights House Tbilisi will visit families sheltering the former building of Railway Hospital. Lawyers of the HRHT Member Organization Article 42 of the Constitution will issue legal consultation on the homeless people on the ground.
2013-12-05Initialing of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement
During the 29 November Eastern Partnership Summit, the EU - Georgia Association Agreement was initialled. The Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, will further strengthen political, economic and trade relations between the parties.
2013-12-03Dead Beneficiaries of the Free Canteen
As a result of the internal inspection, Internal Audit and Supervision Service of the Lanchkhuti district administration discovered two dead beneficiaries on the list of Lanchkhuti district free canteen. The administration had to remove them from the list immediately but it did not happen.
2013-12-02Residents of Collapsed Residential Building in Vaziani Still Wait for Help
On March 11, five-storied residential building partly collapsed in Vaziani military settlement. Nobody was injured but 20 families remained homeless. Ministry of Defense gave them tents and supplied them with food every day.
2013-12-02Cleaners of Railway Station Waiting for Their Salaries since August
Building of Batumi Railway Station has not been cleaned for several days already. The cleaners have not received their salaries for several months already too and protest it. They do not even have copies of labor contracts with the employer company.
2013-11-28Regarding United Nations Universal Periodic Review
Public Defender welcomes participation of Georgia in United Nations Universal Periodic Review and is pleased that Georgia took into consideration most of UN recommendations regarding human rights protection.
2013-11-26Role of Civil Society in the Execution of Judgments
Member and partner organizations of the Human Rights House Tbilisi and South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders implemented project “Strengthening NGO participation in the execution process of the ECtHR judgments in South Caucasus”
2013-11-25Press-Conference on the Problems of Homeless Citizens
On November 26, at 12:00 pm a press-conference on the problems of homeless citizens will be organized in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2013-11-22ICOMOS Georgia Concerned About Draft Amendments to the Law on Culture Heritage
ICOMOS Georgia (Georgian National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites) is concerned about the amendments drafted for the Law on Culture Heritage. ICOMOS Georgia spread statement and calls on members of the Georgian Parliament not to pass the proposed edition, to ensure public discussion of the bill with participation of all interested parties.
2013-11-21Abandoned Houses Might Be Misappropriated in Akhalgori District
People, resettled from Tskhinvali, might be lodged in the flats, which were locked during five years in Akhalgori district. Locals informed humanrights.ge about it.
2013-11-20Gold Race in Sakadrisi Layer
Status was seized from the culture heritage monument of 3030-2918 BC located in Sakdrisi small town, Bolnisi district. The commission set up by the Ministry of Culture decided that the status was groundlessly granted to the layer in the past; nowadays special brigades work to extract gold in the area.
2013-11-20Competition for Vacant Positions of Public Servants Protested in Guria
Amendments were introduced to the Law on Public Service at the end of June of 2013. It states that competition for the vacant positions of public servants was to be announced in municipalities before January 1, 2014. Many people, including public servants protested the competition in Guria. On November 15, several members of the Georgian Dream prevented the chairman of the municipal board to raise this question at the board session.
2013-11-20Forest on the Other Side of the Fence and 200 Lari for the Population in Borderline Villages
2013-11-20Shida Kartli Governor Resigned
2013-11-18Public Defender’s Contact Person in Kakheti Region Met Representatives of the District Municipalities
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