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Gori 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. 
Representative 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.
Life 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. 
Human 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. 
Life 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.
Argument 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. 
Tents 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.
Sokhumi 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. 

NGOs 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.

Joint press-conference of NGOs about unfair dismissal of patrol inspector from job
On September 18th, at 11:00 pm, in the conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi, NGOs – Human Rights Center, Article 42 of Constitution, Transparency International Georgia and Public Advocacy will hold a press conference regarding illegal firing of patrol policeman, Joseb Abuladze.
A competition for city hall workers might be conducted by the National Examinations Center
8th September meeting in the Gori’s city council began 20 minutes later. The reason was absence of half council members. Oppositional members of the city council were first  to show up in the meeting hall. The chairman of the city council Papuna Koberidze began meeting with the speech about above mentioned problem and stated that this is last time when he forgives council members to be late. 
A man was killed by outdated electricity system in Marana village
Residents of Marana village in Gori district held protest demonstration in front of the Shida Kartli regional administration office. The villagers request individual electricity meters in their families and rehabilitation of the electricity system. 
Three Citizens Kidnapped from Khurvaleti Are in Tskhinvali Detention Setting
On August 22, Russian soldiers arrested three citizens of Georgia in Khurvaleti village adjacent to the occupied territory in Shida Kartli. All of them are in the pre-trial detention setting in Tskhinvali now. 
City Council Members Request Monthly Salaries
Part of Gori City Council members requests monthly salaries. In accordance to the law on self-governance, city council meets twice per month. According to the law, council members do not receive salaries though local budget shall reimburse expenses the members have for the implementation of their duties. 
Parliament of Georgia to Return to Tbilisi
Parliament of Georgia will renew autumn sessions in the old building of parliament in Tbilisi from September 2. Luggage is already packed in the glassy building of the Parliament in Kutaisi – computers and other equipment are being transported to Tbilisi. 
Parliament Started Discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report
The Parliament of Georgia started discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report in the Human Rights Committee.  Voluminous document analyzes high-profile cases, for whose impartial and effective investigation the Ombudsman requested establishment of independent investigative commission. 
Representative of Human Rights Center Attended 111th Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva
On July 10-11 representative of Human Rights Center attended the 111th session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
Recommendations to the Government of Georgia By Special Advisor to Georgia on Human Rights, Constitutional and Legal Reforms – Thomas Hammarberg
Within the framework of the final visit, the Special Advisor met representatives of government, parliament, judiciary, civil society and diplomatic corps, namely: Prime Minister; President, Speaker of the Parliament; Minister of Interior; State Minister for Reintegration; Minister of Corrections and Probation; Deputies of the Minister of Justice; 
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Fragile Peace in Balkans
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions, I
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria


What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?
“Miscarriages of justice“– we use this term to characterize the problems existing in the system of Georgian judiciary during ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili’s governance. 
Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests
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