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MIA – Raider of Local Self-Governments
Police is intensively funded from the central budget. Nevertheless, it is increasingly funded from the local budgets too. We tried to find out why the police needs additional “local” funds and what the funds were wasted for during last two years (2008-2009).

City With Plenty of Problems Starts Preparation Activities for New Year in August
Kutaisi local budget for 2010, completely different from the previous one, became topic of serious discussion and critic soon after it was approved. Representatives of the opposition parties state local government approved it in unserious situation without any discussion. The NGO sector also joins the accusation.

“When President Was Speaking on TV, I Went Out and Looked Around Wondering Whether I Lived in Different Country or Not”
I visit Dvani village at least twice per month. In Prone Valley this Georgian village is a kind of an enclave in the territory mostly inhabited by ethnic Ossetian people. Representatives of international organizations think that traveling to Dvani is dangerous. The visits of journalists is a relief for locals. “Have you brought magazines, haven’t you?” they are asking me immediately. Some of them start reading the newspapers I bring straight in the street; others hide them in the pocket to read at home.

Kvareli Is Threatened with Burying
Ecological disaster is expected in Duruji Ravine in Kvareli. Specialists say the situation is alarming. They have been predicting the disaster for many years but nobody pays attention to them.

Ambassadors of The United States, Great Britain and France Meet the Representatives of Human Rights NGOs
On March 10th, the British, French and US Ambassadors met with the representatives of the “Human Rights Center” (HRIDC), the “Georgian Young Lawyers Association” and “Multinational Georgia.” The aim of the meeting was to discuss the situation of human rights defenders in Georgia.

Vladimer Gabaraev: “Even If We Owe Blood to Each Other, Ossetian and Georgian Peoples Should Find Common Language”
Three-day visit of Human Rights Commissioner of the CoE Thomas Hammarberg in Georgia finished short time ago. However, the Commissioner left two international experts Bruise Richard Peg (from Australia) and Nikolas Sebire (from France) in Tskhinvali. They study the case of missing Ossetian people and are still in Tskhinvali.

“Teachers Are Flock, Government Pastures Us Wherever They Want”
Last week in Kutaisi, the National Center of Examinations organized a dress-rehearsal of certificate exams for teachers. Teachers stated they had tested themselves at the rehearsal. However, they added they are not going to take the certificate exams scheduled in July; their decision is final and has one reason.
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Who will more effectively investigate the high-profile cases?
Chief Prosecutor’s office Temporary investigation commission of the Parliament Independent investigation body Commission for the identification of the miscarriages of justice I do not know


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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