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.
2013-11-08Chief Prosecutor to Step Down
Chief prosecutor, Archil Kbilashvili, announced on November 7 about stepping down from the post he has held over the past one year, citing differences over pace of reforms with incoming and outgoing prime ministers.
2013-11-08The Public Defender of Georgia Welcomes the Initiative of “Identoba” to Provide Shelter for the Homeless
2013-11-08Draft-Law on Local Self-Government Presented to Gori Society
The draft-law initiated by the Government of Georgia, according to which towns with more than 15 000 population will receive status of self-governing town, was publicly discussed in Gori. If the bill is passed, Gori will receive the status and will elect the mayor.
2013-11-08Two Sides of the New Bill
Last week, Parliament of Georgia started discussion of the new draft-law. It aims to add a special article to the Administrative Code, according to which a person will be fined for public insulting of religious affiliations of a person. The bill was largely criticized by nongovernmental organizations and MIA, its initiator, withdrew it back. MPs from the majority hope the shortcomings will be removed from the bill for the next hearing.
2013-11-07Problems and Challenges of Local Self-Governments in Georgia
Humanrights.ge talked with Davit Losaberidze, Georgian Member of the group of independent experts on the CoE Charter of local self-government, about main problems and challenges of the local self-governments in Georgia; what are the innovations in the self-governmental reforms and how it will reflect on the population.
2013-11-05Six Families Evicted from Kindergarten Building Live in Tents
Tents have been set up in front of the former building of the Rustavi Kindergarten # 35. Six families evicted from the building continue living in the tents. The building, where indigent families voluntarily lodged in, now belongs to the Ministry of IDPs from Occupied Territories, Refugees and Accommodation and it is being renovated to assign to IDPs.
2013-11-04Usupashvili Wants to Put Bill Cutting Tbilisi Mayor's Powers on Hold
Parliamentary Chairman Davit Usupashvili has called on his fellow GD lawmakers, behind a bill cutting Tbilisi mayor’s powers, to either withdraw this bill or to put it in line with planned new legislative amendments envisaging major overhaul of local self-governance system.
2013-10-29Wind Roofed Off Houses in Gori
Strong wind has roofed off several residential blocks in Gori for the past one month. Majority of those buildings had roofs rehabilitated last year. The companies, winning the tenders of local government, rehabilitated the roof. However, a year later nobody can find those companies – part of them was abolished; owners of the second part have fled abroad.
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