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.
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