2014-07-21Parliament 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.
2014-07-15Representative 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.
2014-07-14Irakli Okruashvili Acknowledged Defeat in Gori
In the second round of the Gori city mayor’s elections Zurab Jirkvelishvili of the Georgian Dream gained 62,23% of votes and defeated his rival – Kakhaber Ergemlidze from the Georgian Party – Irakli Okruashvili with 3 834 votes. The letter gained only 37, 77 % of votes in the second round of polls.
2014-07-11ECHR Verdict into Georgia vs. Russia Case over Deportations
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on July 3 that the arrest, detention and collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from Russia in the autumn of 2006 violated the European Convention of Human Rights.
2014-07-09Public Defender of Georgia Submits the Proposal on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia
Public Defender of Georgia welcomes the legislative initiative of MPs of Georgia on the reduction of time limit of 90 days of administrative detention - to 15 days period. For years Public Defender of Georgia referred to abolish 90 days detention period in his recommendations. This issue is reflected in the Parliamentary Report for 2013 as well.
2014-07-01New Criminal Charges Filed Against Ugulava
Additional criminal charges related to alleged misspending of public funds have been filed against Gigi Ugulava, former Tbilisi mayor and one of the leaders of UNM opposition party.
2014-06-27Georgia, EU Sign Association Agreement
Georgia and the European Union signed Association Agreement, including deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA), on June 27 in the margins of the European Council meeting in Brussels.
2014-06-25“Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms” – Human Rights Center presents new report
Human Rights Center presented the Report “Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms.”
2014-06-24“Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms” – Human Rights Center presents new report
On June 25th, at 13:00 pm in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights Center will present the Report “Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms.”
2014-06-24Telavi to Elect First Mayor in the Second Round
Second round of mayor’s election will be held in Telavi and Coalition Georgian Dream’s candidate Platon Kalmakhelidze and United National Movement’s candidate Aleksi Dzuliashvili will contest each other in it.
2014-06-24Results from the First Round of Elections and Challenges of the Second Round
As a result of June 15 Local Self-Governmental Elections five out of seven candidates for the mayor’s position in Gori left the contest. Zurab Jirkvelishvili of the Coalition Georgian Dream and Kakhaber Ergemlidze of the Irakli Okruashvili – Georgian Party will oppose each other in the second round.
2014-06-20Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi.
Provided by: Human Rights Center
Deadline: 30 June, 2014, at 15:00 p.m
Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi.
2014-06-17Protest Actions for Compensating Damages Caused by Hailstones
Tortiza, Kheltubani, Rekha, Sveneti, Berbuki, Adzvi, Mejvriskhevi, Kirbali, Zerti – this is an incomplete list of the villages where the hailstones destroyed the fruit gardens and plants entirely.
2014-06-15Observers do not have possibility to properly observe polling process in the villages of ethnic Azerbaijan citizens
Nestan Londaridze, observer from Human Rights Center, reports that they cannot implement duties properly in the villages of Keshalo, Muganlo, Lambalo and Tulari with ethnic Azerbaijan inhabitants, as commission members intercommunicate only in Azerbaijan language.
2014-06-15Over 1500 Voters Registered in a Precinct in Sagarejo District
Observer of the Human Rights Center reports that 1612 voters are registered in the polling station # 45 in Lambalo village, Sagarejo district.
2014-06-15Human Rights Center about ongoing local self-governmental elections
Human Rights Center observed local elections with 28 observers in the villages of ethnic minorities in Kakheti region and in the villages of Sachkhere district, Imereti region close to conflict areas.
2014-06-12Georgian Dream gives Medea Vasadze several days to make decision
Adjara Supreme Council MP from Georgian Dream Medea Vasadze must within one week decide how to act due to the phone call made to TV-Channel 25 journalist Jaba Ananidze. Majority member Gia Masalkin says that the majority has given Medea Vasadze a choice: she must either apologize or leave the post of the Human Rights Committee. In case if Vasadze will not take any of the decisions proposed, majority will discuss her issue again.
2014-06-05Human Rights Center to Observe 2014 Local Self-Governmental Elections
On May 31st of 2014 Human Rights Center was registered as a local observer organization for the local self-governmental elections of June 15th of 2014 by the decree of Central Election Commission of Georgia.
2014-06-04Pre-Election Protest of Traders in Gori
Traders continued protest in Gori before elections too. Part of them took radical measures and broke into the territory of old market in Guramishvili square. “We will vote for the candidate, who will restore old market,” the traders claimed.
2014-06-03District Governors-to-be in Kakheti Region
District Election Commissions finished registration of the candidates for district governors’ positions. Most candidates throughout Kakheti region were registered in Sagarejo district.
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