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
2013-11-15Strike Finished With Results – Requirements of Railway Workers to Be Implemented
After the negotiation with the Council of Directors at the Georgian Railway the workers stopped strike late at night of November 14. According to the Confederation of Georgian Trade Unions, the negotiations lasted six hours and all requirements of the New Trade Union of Railway Workers were satisfied. The parties even signed a protocol, based on which the railway administration officially took responsibility to satisfy their requests.
2013-11-15“Georgians were treating Abkhazians and Ossetians the same way as Russians were treating Georgians and Georgia will have to apologize for the mistakes
U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland said “Georgians were treating Abkhazians and Ossetians the same way as Russians were treating Georgians and Georgia will have to apologize for the mistakes of the past”.
2013-11-13Large Baggage in Akhalgori
Akhalgori residents expect simplification of transportation across de-facto border and annulled restrictions on transporting cargoes to Akhalgori after the inauguration of the new president of Georgia.
2013-11-13Museum of Wax Figures Robbed in Batumi
Journalist of the news agency Interpresnews discovered that Museum of Wax Figures was robbed in Batumi. She had arrived there to take photos but found the museum robbed and looted: “I was going to prepare photo-reportage from the Wax Museum; petitioned to the Agency of Culture Heritage to open the museum; as soon as we entered, we found the Medea’s statue broken.
2013-11-13Labor Contracts with 30 Employees of Kindergartens Ceased in Lanchkhuti and 85 000 lari Allocated for Football Club
2013-11-11Servants at Gori Municipal Board and Self-Governments to Be Selected through Competition
13 questions were on the agenda of the Gori municipal board’s session; third question on the list caused particular noise during the discussion; it referred to the approval of qualification requirements for the selection of public officials in the local self-governments through competition.
2013-11-11Why does MP Mariam Sajaia not attend Parliament sessions?
The Parliamentary Committee of Human Rights and Civil Integration on its October 31 meeting discussed the repeated absence one of its members, MP Mariam Sajaia. Committee members noted that despite the fact that Sajaia stated family matters as the reason for her inability to attend parliamentary meetings, her absence might be caused by her current post-graduate studies at George Washington Unversity's Law School in Washington, DC.
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