2014-08-26A man was killed by outdated electricity system in Marana village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.
2014-05-19Georgia spends 2.3 million dollars on establishing relations with American Congressmen, federal agents and American media in 2013
2014-05-05Ombudsman Believes Amendments to the Law on Public Service Are Unconstitutional
In accordance to the Article 134’4 of the Law on Public Service, after 2014 Local Self-Governmental Elections every public servant will become interim employee at the local self-governmental bodies. Their labor contract will be valid before people selected by competition replace them on the position. The Public Defender of Georgia appealed the amendment at the Constitutional Court.
2014-05-03Over 3 Million Lari Spent on the Renovation of Batumi Prison # 3
Rehabilitation of Batumi Prison # 3 has finished. Minister of Corrections Sozar Subari and chairman of Adjara Government Archil Khabadze opened the renovated building on April 29.
2014-05-03Adjara Supreme Council Purchased Next Luxurious Car
Adjara Supreme Council purchased a new car. The local budget allocated 41 500 lari for the new SEDAN. Ltd Caucasus Motors won the announced tender and they will assign the car to the Supreme Council before May 5.
2014-05-01Gori Municipal Board Members Miss Sessions, Do Not Meet Electorate but Receive Salaries
Monthly salary of the municipal board members was increased from 150 lari to 500 lari, but it was not enough motivation for them. Report produced by the Gori district organization of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association states that part of municipal board members miss board and commission sessions not to say anything about meeting with electorate.
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