2013-12-05Monitoring of Presidential Elections – Evaluation of the Election Day
Human Rights Center published report on the election monitoring. The report refers to the Election Day and reflects various procedural irregularities and trends.
2013-12-05Population Urge for Medical Examination in Kazreti
Population of Kazreti small town states they are sparrows but swallows have already flown to better places. Those, who had chance left houses and moved to ecologically healthier environment.
2013-12-05Initialing of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement
During the 29 November Eastern Partnership Summit, the EU - Georgia Association Agreement was initialled. The Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, will further strengthen political, economic and trade relations between the parties.
2013-12-05Appeal Court Acquitted Bachana Akhalaia
The Appeal Court upheld the non-guilty verdict of the City Court on former defense and interior minister Bachana Akhalaia, but former commander of the fourth infantry brigade Zurab Shamatava and Sergeant Aleksandre Gorgadze were sentenced to imprisonment for 3 years and 9 months. Despite the judgment, Akhalaia is still in prison because he was sentenced to pre-trial detention for the fourth criminal case.
2013-12-04Controversy Continues in Sagarejo
Members of the Sagarejo office of the Coalition Georgian Dream blame majoritarian MP Tina Khidasheli in sabotage. They told Human Rights Center that Tina Khidasheli makes unilateral decisions and does not consider opinions of other people. GD members claim the MP has made ultimatum to them - unless Giorgi Loladze is elected to the position of Sagarejo district governor, she will block all investments and projects to be implemented in Sagarejo.
2013-12-04Vano Merabishvili Left Court Hearing In Protest
Former Prime-Minister Vano Merabishvili left courtroom in protest during the discussion of his case at the Tbilisi City Court. Judge Ketevan Jachvadze dismissed some of Merabishvili’s supporters from the courtroom for breaching the order that was protested by the defendant and then he left the session.
2013-12-04Political Replacements Continue at Kutaisi City Council
“Members of Kutaisi City Council already started preparations for the local self-governmental elections. It is the reason of ongoing replacements in the council,” local politicians evaluated the ongoing processes in Kutaisi City Council.
2013-12-03Seizing of IDP Status from Akhalgori District Residents Started
Process of seizing IDP status from Akhalgori district residents has already started. According to the information provided by local residents, about 300 people had their status ceased in Akhalgori. People speak about it in private talks in Tserovani settlement too (Akhalgori district residents live there as IDPs).
2013-12-03Dead Beneficiaries of the Free Canteen
As a result of the internal inspection, Internal Audit and Supervision Service of the Lanchkhuti district administration discovered two dead beneficiaries on the list of Lanchkhuti district free canteen. The administration had to remove them from the list immediately but it did not happen.
2013-12-02Cleaners of Railway Station Waiting for Their Salaries since August
Building of Batumi Railway Station has not been cleaned for several days already. The cleaners have not received their salaries for several months already too and protest it. They do not even have copies of labor contracts with the employer company.
2013-11-29Illegally Constructed Platform for Alkali Treatment in Sakdrisi
Nobody had issued permission on the construction of Platform for Alkali Treatment in Sakdrisi though it is functioning. Environmental organizations provided the Ministry of Environment with the information about the platform in August, 2013. However, nothing has changed yet and the platform still functions. On November 22, Green Alternative requested clarifications about the issue at the meeting on the Sakdrisi case at the Environmental Ministry.
2013-11-28GNCC vs Super TV dispute completes with agreement
Dispute between the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) and cable company Super TV completed with agreement – GNCC decreased the penalty and Super TV will have to pay only GEL 3 thousand.
2013-11-28Statement Regarding International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
On November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated around the whole world. It is noteworthy that this day marks the beginning of international 16 day campaign for combating violence against women, which is aimed at fighting against all forms of gender-based violence through raising public awareness and demonstration of women’s solidarity towards victims of gender-based violence all around the world.
2013-11-28Regarding United Nations Universal Periodic Review
Public Defender welcomes participation of Georgia in United Nations Universal Periodic Review and is pleased that Georgia took into consideration most of UN recommendations regarding human rights protection.
2013-11-28Hearing on Case of Former Defense Minister Bachana Akhalaia Ended in Appeal Court
Hearing on case of Bachana Akhalaia ended in Tbilisi Appeal Court. Panel of judges heard the final words of individuals acquitted by the first instance court. The Appeal Court will announce verdict on December 4th.
2013-11-26Strasbourg Court Recommends Ministry of Justice To Repeatedly Discuss Jemal Tsiklauri’s Case
After the government changed in Georgia, Strasbourg Court recommended the Ministry of Justice to re-investigate the case Jemal Tsiklauri vs Georgia. The applicant blames the senior officials of the previous government – ex-defense minister Irakli Okruashvili and Shida Kartli region former governor Mikheil Kareli in seizing his property.
2013-11-26Batumi Residents Evaluate One-Year Activities of the Government
How Batumi population evaluate the one-year period of Georgian Dream’s governance? Whether they agree that the new President, Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers face many challenges? Humanrights.ge interviewed people in the streets to get their answers to these questions.
2013-11-25Shota Murgulia To Be Interim Kutaisi Mayor
Kutaisi has new governor. Shota Murgulia, who arrived from the capital several days ago and held introductory meetings with the employees of the local self-governmental agencies, will officially act as an interim city mayor.
2013-11-25Snap Session at the Municipal Board and Changed Opinion of Board Members
Village attorneys and specialists will no longer be required to have high education. The relevant amendments were passed at the snap session of the Gori municipal board. Seven board members did not vote for the amendments introduced to the Resolution on Qualification Requirements of the Local Self-Governance. At the previous session, every board member requested that village attorneys had high education and the draft-amendments were not passed.
2013-11-22ICOMOS Georgia Concerned About Draft Amendments to the Law on Culture Heritage
ICOMOS Georgia (Georgian National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites) is concerned about the amendments drafted for the Law on Culture Heritage. ICOMOS Georgia spread statement and calls on members of the Georgian Parliament not to pass the proposed edition, to ensure public discussion of the bill with participation of all interested parties.
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