2012-04-30Driving License To Have 15 Classes instead 5
2012-04-27Center of Civic Activities Received Information about Plea-Agreements after Lodging Administrative Lawsuit
2012-04-27Institutional Persecution of Lawyers in Georgia
Georgian Bar Association and human rights defenders protest institutional persecution of lawyers in Georgia. The parliamentary majority avoids speaking about it. Minority representative, deputy chair of the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Dimitry Lortkipanidze rebuked the Public Defender for not having reflected the facts of lawyers’ rights violation in his annual report.
2012-04-27Garbage “River” in Dusheti
Two kilometers away from Dusheti tones of garbage have been scattered on roadsides for several years already. Dusheti River is full of garbage and it creates hearth of anti-sanitary. The River is linked with Aragvi River which finally flows into the River Mtkvari.
2012-04-27Public Defender’s Scandalous Report about Child’s Rights
Public Defender published the results of the monitoring carried out in the children’s institutions in December of 2011. The monitoring revealed the cases when nurses lashed, beat children with bottles, chairs, sticks; a child left without attention chopped his finger off by axe.
2012-04-26Amendments to the Georgian Border Management Strategy
Amendments were recently introduced to the Georgian Border Management Strategy , approved by the President on February 4, 2008. The amendments were already published by the Sakanonmdeblo Matsne (online source of the Ministry of Justice).
2012-04-26Sokhumi Slams EUMM Head
Breakaway Abkhazia’s foreign ministry accused head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM), Andrzej Tyszkiewicz, of “disrespect” towards Sokhumi and declared him as “an undesirable person on the territory of Abkhazia”.
2012-04-26American Experience for Georgian Society
2012-04-25Mr. Smith Goes to Kutaisi
KUTAISI, Georgia — It took me more than three hours last Thursday to get from the center of Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital and commercial and cultural hub, to the country’s brand new Parliament building, a stadium-sized oyster-shell-shaped building enmeshed in steel netting. That’s because the Georgian Parliament is being relocated to Kutaisi, this small country’s second-largest city, some 150 miles west.
2012-04-24Features of Saakashvili’s Policy
While the US and western European countries have stopped economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Georgia increases its cooperation even more. Officially, however, Mikheil Saakashvili’s government follows the western course.
2012-04-20Public Servants Not To Be Obliged to Submit Financial Declarations to Ministry of Finances
2012-04-20Typical Example of Withholding Public Information in Tbilisi City Hall
City Hall of Tbilisi represents one of the most reluctant governmental agencies to issue public information. According to Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), according to data of February 2th of 2012, Tbilisi City Hall, as a rule, avoids to issue public information.
2012-04-19Police Officers Beat Referees in Zugdidi
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