2014-09-19Tents of Homeless
Homeless people have been sheltering tents set up in Moscow Avenue in Tbilisi since December 2013. The Government of Georgia announced the initiative after nongovernmental organizations raised the issue very urgently. In extremely cold winter of 2013-2014, 12 tents for 80 persons were set up in Moscow Avenue. Since then, people permanently go to the tents at night and sleep there if they have nowhere else to go.
2014-09-19Sokhumi Wants Change of Format and Agenda of Geneva Talks
Sokhumi supports continuation of Geneva talks, but its format and agenda should be changed, something that is strongly opposed by Tbilisi, foreign minister of breakaway Abkhazia, Viacheslav Chirikba, said on September 18.
2014-09-18NGOs Protest Illegal Firing of Patrol Policeman
On September 18th, in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, NGOs – Human Rights Center, Article 42 of Constitution, Transparency International-Georgia and Public Ombudsman held a press conference regarding illegal firing of patrol policeman, Joseb Abuladze.
2014-09-17Joint press-conference of NGOs about unfair dismissal of patrol inspector from job
On September 18th, at 11:00 pm, in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, NGOs – Human Rights Center, Article 42 of Constitution, Transparency International Georgia and Public Advocacy will hold a press conference regarding illegal firing of patrol policeman, Joseb Abuladze.
2014-09-09A competition for city hall workers might be conducted by the National Examinations Center
8th September meeting in the Gori’s city council began 20 minutes later. The reason was absence of half council members. Oppositional members of the city council were first to show up in the meeting hall. The chairman of the city council Papuna Koberidze began meeting with the speech about above mentioned problem and stated that this is last time when he forgives council members to be late.
2014-08-26A man was killed by outdated electricity system in Marana village
Residents of Marana village in Gori district held protest demonstration in front of the Shida Kartli regional administration office. The villagers request individual electricity meters in their families and rehabilitation of the electricity system.
2014-08-25Three Citizens Kidnapped from Khurvaleti Are in Tskhinvali Detention Setting
On August 22, Russian soldiers arrested three citizens of Georgia in Khurvaleti village adjacent to the occupied territory in Shida Kartli. All of them are in the pre-trial detention setting in Tskhinvali now.
2014-08-20City Council Members Request Monthly Salaries
Part of Gori City Council members requests monthly salaries. In accordance to the law on self-governance, city council meets twice per month. According to the law, council members do not receive salaries though local budget shall reimburse expenses the members have for the implementation of their duties.
2014-08-11Parliament of Georgia to Return to Tbilisi
Parliament of Georgia will renew autumn sessions in the old building of parliament in Tbilisi from September 2. Luggage is already packed in the glassy building of the Parliament in Kutaisi – computers and other equipment are being transported to Tbilisi.
2014-08-07City Council Denies Giving Bonuses
2014-07-21Parliament Started Discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report
The Parliament of Georgia started discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report in the Human Rights Committee. Voluminous document analyzes high-profile cases, for whose impartial and effective investigation the Ombudsman requested establishment of independent investigative commission.
2014-07-15Representative of Human Rights Center Attended 111th Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva
On July 10-11 representative of Human Rights Center attended the 111th session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
2014-07-10Recommendations to the Government of Georgia By Special Advisor to Georgia on Human Rights, Constitutional and Legal Reforms – Thomas Hammarberg
Within the framework of the final visit, the Special Advisor met representatives of government, parliament, judiciary, civil society and diplomatic corps, namely: Prime Minister; President, Speaker of the Parliament; Minister of Interior; State Minister for Reintegration; Minister of Corrections and Probation; Deputies of the Minister of Justice;
2014-06-27Georgia, EU Sign Association Agreement
Georgia and the European Union signed Association Agreement, including deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA), on June 27 in the margins of the European Council meeting in Brussels.
2014-06-20Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi.
Provided by: Human Rights Center
Deadline: 30 June, 2014, at 15:00 p.m
Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi.
2014-06-17Protest Actions for Compensating Damages Caused by Hailstones
Tortiza, Kheltubani, Rekha, Sveneti, Berbuki, Adzvi, Mejvriskhevi, Kirbali, Zerti – this is an incomplete list of the villages where the hailstones destroyed the fruit gardens and plants entirely.
2014-05-24Rights of People with Disabilities Discussed at Human Rights House Tbilisi
On May 22, a round table on the rights of people with disabilities was held at the Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT). Representatives of nongovernmental organizations spoke about the significance of state institutions’ involvement in the resolution of problems of people with disabilities.
2014-05-23UN Human Rights Chief Sums Up Georgia Visit
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who visited Georgia this week, hailed country’s “wide-ranging” and “thorough” human rights legislative reform, improved conditions in penitentiary, positive trends in the judiciary, but called for more oversight on law enforcement agencies and noted concerns over minority rights.
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