2014-10-22Facts of Human Rights Violation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the Report of International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)
Several days ago, famous international organization – International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) published a reportDisputed Entities in Eastern Europe – Human Rights Sacrificed, which presents human rights situation in five disputed entities of Eastern Europe: Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and now Crimea too.
2014-10-20Demonstration in Support of Detained Human Rights Defenders in front of Azerbaijan Embassy
Civil activists held demonstration in support of detained human rights defenders and journalists in Azerbaijan. The demonstrators symbolically gathered in Heydar Aliyev Square and then marched towards the Azerbaijan Embassy in Tbilisi.
2014-10-20Salaries To Be Increased for the Employees of Kutaisi City Hall
From January 1, 2015, employees of Kutaisi local self-governmental agencies, who will occupy positions as a result of certification competitions in two months, will receive increased salaries- Kutaisi Mayor Shota Murgulia said.
2014-10-17Abkhaz Reactions on Russia-Proposed New Treaty
Russia-proposed draft of new treaty with Abkhazia on “alliance and integration” is being debated in Abkhazia with some senior officials in breakaway region expressing concerns over “losing sovereignty” and suggesting that the tabled initial text requires improvements.
2014-10-15Five Disputed Entities in the Report of FIDH
On October 9, famous international organization - International Federation of Human Rights FIDH published a report about human rights situation in five disputed entities of the Eastern Europe.
2014-10-13Disputed Entities in Eastern Europe: Human Rights Sacrificed
The status of disputed entities in Eastern Europe is the source of serious human rights violations, and the victims have no access to justice, denounces FIDH in a report published on October 9. There are five such territories, since the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. In order to remedy the legal vacuum, and in view of the danger of the situation spreading, FIDH calls on the international community to settle these conflicts without delay, taking the protection of human rights as the basis for such settlements.
2014-10-10Mother of Lost Otar Lazashvili from Khevsureti Region Urges for Help
“I beg you to assist me to find my son. I do not know he is alive or I should mourn over him,” mother of missing Otar Lazashvili from Khevsureti has been requesting assistance in the search of her son for more than a year.
2014-10-10Andrei Sakharov Freedom Award to political prisoners in Azerbaijan
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee awards The Andrei Sakharov Freedom Award in 2014 to political prisoners in Azerbaijan. They exhibit great courage and make huge efforts in promoting dignity, democratic values and human rights in their home country. Azerbaijan is a European country that is developing towards dictatorship, says Secretary General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), Bjørn Engesland, in today’s press release. This award is given to all of the political prisoners. It is a sad fact that they are too numerous to all be mentioned here.
2014-10-09Human Rights Center Addresses to the Government of Georgia with Regard to Legal Problems of Aliens in Georgia
On Oktober 7 Human Rights Center held a press-conference to address to the government of Georgia to resolve legal problems of aliens in Georgia.
2014-10-08Gori City Hall Will Hold Competition for Public Servants at the End of Month
Gori City Mayor Zurab Jirkvelishvili met representatives of nongovernmental organizations to discuss upcoming competition for public servants at local self-governmental agencies. The mayor offered one place in the jury to the civil sector.
2014-10-06Representative of Human Rights Center Makes Working Visit to Council of Europe
The head of the Legal Aid Center of Human Rights Center, Tamar Avaliani, made working visit to Strasbourg in the frameworks of Human Rights House project, along with the representatives of NGOs from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Moldova.
2014-10-02Life in the villages of conflict affected area
Villages - Plavi, Plavismani and Kveshi are located near the ABL, adjacent to the occupied South Ossetia. The road finishes with wire-fence 150 meters away from the Georgian blockpost. The 150 meter distance is a risky zone, where person can be kidnapped and taken to Tskhinvali for alleged “violation of the border” and keep you in prison before paying 2 000 Russian rubles. De-facto authority of South Ossetia calls it “administrative fine.” Nobody is secured from the so-called “blind shooting” in the direction of the Georgia controlled area from the 150-meter zone.
2014-10-01Human Rights Defenders Speak About Breached Labor Contracts
Last month, two resonant cases of breached labor contracts and employees’ rights occurred in Gori,- chairperson of the Gori office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association Keti Bebiashvili said when commenting on the suspended labor contracts with two teachers of Khidistavi Public School and about cabal labor contract offered to the employees of TV-Company Dia by the company administration; the latter resulted into resignation of 12 employees at the company.
2014-09-26Life in Endless Fear in Upper Mleta
Upper Mleta village in Dusheti district has been in the zone of natural disaster for several years already. Aragvi River running through the village threats locals every season of flood. At the same time, the river might get blocked by the landslide fallen from Lomisi Mountain, that will finally flood the village. Residents of Upper Mleta have been waiting for the resettlement into safer place for several years already.
2014-09-22Argument about Future Competition in Kutaisi Local Self-Government
On September 16, Kutaisi City Council approved resolution on the competition for the employees of self governmental agency. Special session finished with the controversy - council members from United National Movement protested part of the resolution which regulates interview with applicants after testing.
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.
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