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Campaign "This Affects You-We are still listened to” continues -protest in Rustaveli Avenue
On December 19 This Affects You held demonstration in the Rustaveli Avenue. They spread posters on the pavements from the parliament building to the Opera House. 
Suspended project in Gori- accusations between government and opposition
UNM Gori office representatives held protest rally in the semi-rehabilitated street in the historical district of Gori and accused the Georgian Dream of inactivity and requested renewal of the suspended rehabilitation works.
Public Advocacy and Human Rights Center to Start Monitoring of Local Self-Governments
Public Advocacy and Human Rights Center will start monitoring in the municipalities, where local self-governmental bodies were divided between city and district councils as a result of reforms. The Project “Promotion Increased Accountability and Transparency of Local Self-Governments in Mtskheta and Gori Districts” will be implemented in five administrative units of Gori municipality and in three administrative units of Gori municipality.
The presentation made of the projects implemented in Shida Kartli
On December 16, the governor of the Shida Kartli region Zurab Rusishvili, have meet media, NGOs and the civil society, in the frame of the project “Georgian government for open governing.” Governor introduced projects which were implemented in the region in support of the ministries. 
Akhasheni village population request compensation for the damage
On March 17, 2011 car crash damaged the high voltage line in Akhasheni village, Gurjaani district and electricity transformer went wrong. The incident damaged the village population. 
"ODIHR report does not mention any facts of external oppression on the judiciary authority”
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Office (ODIHR) published a report on the work of the judiciary in Georgia.
GYLA Evaluates the State of Human Rights Protection in 2014
On December 10, 2014, in relation to the International Day of the Human Rigths Protection, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) has made the brief evaluation of the state of the human rights protection in the country and has briefly summarized its activities in this regard for the past year.  Considering the multitude of the topics and issues, we will cover only some of the directions of the human rights protection in this statement.
Employees of Tigva Municipal Administration Petition to Human Rights Organizations for Help
“We appeal to the Public Defender, Parliament of Georgia and nongovernmental organizations to study the fact of our breached rights,” five employees of Tigva municipal administration said, who passed second stage of the test-exams in the ongoing competition in the local self-governance but based on the decision of the commission members, they were expelled from the competition after interviews.
Still in the street, still under the threat of health problems
On December 4, Human Rights Centre held press-conference about the problems of homeless people in the press-club of the Prime Time. 
Address of Human Rights Center to the Tbilisi City Mayor about Problems of Homeless People
Human Rights Center addresses to the Tbilisi City Mayor Davit Narmania to increase their effort and attention to homeless people in winter time and take urgent measures to accommodate them through mobilizing relevant financial resources.
NGOs protest the overridden bill
"During the 2012 parliamentary elections, the people requested life in peaceful and democratic environment. However, the government opposes the population’s request with the draft law on secret surveillance, which was adopted by the Parliament."
Heavy Snow Created Problems for Tusheti Population
Heavy snow during past few days in Tusheti district created serious problems for the population. Locals complain about problems of movement, no electricity supply, lack of medical personnel, and attack of wolves.
Results of Vacancy Competition at Gori City Hall and District Administrations Are Known
Deadline for applicants to send applications for the vacant positions in the local self-governmental bodies were expired on November 6. 607 applicants submitted 1570 applications for 102 vacant positions. 337 applicants passed second stage but only 317 of them took part in the test-exams; according to the preliminary information 256 of them passed barrier of 51%. 
Shida Kartli Regional Administration Spent 95 940 Lari on Bonuses and Salary-Adds
This year, 36 employees of the Shida Kartli regional administration received bonuses twice and salary –add once for extra work. Additional payments to the employees amounted to 95 940 lari during 10 months.
NGOs Obtained Rights to Observation through Compromise
Competition for the employees of Kutaisi local self-governmental bodies has become more active. Third round of interviews is underway after two noisy rounds of test-exams. Representatives of the Kutaisi City Hall stated the commission is working impartially though part of applicants does not agree with them. Nongovernmental organizations requested engagement in the process for more transparency. 
Tolerance and Fears of Religious Majority
How much tolerant we are and whether Georgian state equally guarantees protection of the right to faith and freedom of religion for everybody? How people are protected from the discrimination according to their ethnicity, race, skin color, sexual orientation? How are women protected from violence, people with disabilities from degrading treatment?
Bonuses to Issue Seven Times in Local Self-Governmental Bodies – Noisy Session of the City Council
On November 19, City Council passed the resolution on the amount of bonuses to be issued in Gori Municipality with ten votes v five. 
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Detention of high officials of Defense Ministry is:
Fight against corruption and professional crime Fight against Euro-Atlantic Course Persecution on political grounds I cannot answer


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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