2013-07-31Summer Pastures Request Help in the Fight against Wild Animals
Wild animals attack flocks in summer fields of Khulo district. Pastures have to be very attentive when pasturing sheep in the field. One hunter is appointed for each field to protect flock; he threats beasts by shooting gun. However, locals said population cannot effectively cope with the problem alone. They urge the government for help.
2013-07-30Transparency International – Georgia Believes Amendments to the Adjara Budget Are Introduced Illegally
On July 25, Adjara Supreme Council approved amendments to the 2013 budget according to which funding was increased for Goderdzi resort, Adjara TV-Radio Department, environmental division and Adjara Healthcare Ministry.
2013-07-26Workers of Sewing Factory on Strike
2013-07-22Prime Minister issues decree for insuring transparency of government
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili issued a decree on actions to be taken for implementing the action for the Open Governance Partnership (OGP).
2013-07-18“Best Employees” Sacked from Military Hospital
Sisters from Gori – Ia and Lika Kolbaias were together sacked from Gori military hospital. They applied to Human Rights Center’s Gori office. According to the presented materials, Kolbaias had received bonuses in March and May of 2013 for excellent work and performance. In June, head of the hospital Irakli Kurtskhalia sacked them from work.
2013-07-10BBC Shiny Palaces Themselves are no Guarantee of total Transparency or Rule of Law
BBC publishes Steve Rosenberg’s article “Georgia; Are glass-walled police stations enough to tackle corruption?” The author of the article says that A decade ago, Georgia had a terrible reputation for corruption. Political changes brought about substantial reform - including much-vaunted glass-walled police stations.
2013-07-03Recommendation of the Public Defender Concerning Security at Workplace
According to paragraph “b” of Article 21 of the Organic Law of Georgia on Public Defender of Georgia, the Public Defender addressed the Government of Georgia with a recommendation to initiate ratification of The Labor Inspection Convention (No. 81), the Labor Inspection (Agriculture) Convention (No. 129), Occupational Safety and Health Convention (No. 155) and Article 3 (Right to Safe and Healthy Working Conditions) of the European Social Charter, in order to ensure protection of one of the main components of the labor rights – right to healthy and safe working environment.
2013-07-02First Round of Seminars in the Frame of the Coalition for Trust Held in Tbilisi
First round of seminars in the frame of the project “South Caucasus Coalition for Rebuilding of Trust” was held in Tbilisi. The project is implemented by Norwegian Helsinki Committee in partnership with local nongovernmental organizations in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. Human Rights Center and Public Movement Multinational Georgia are project partners in Georgia. The project recruited three target groups – journalists, civil activists and students.
2013-07-01Event of the Human Rights House Tbilisi – Do Not Torture!
On June 26, Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations organized an event dedicated to the International Day for the Support of Torture Victims on the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi. The slogan of the event was: “Do Not Torture”.
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