2013-12-11Political Parties Submitted Financial Declarations to the CEC
Georgian Dream, United National Movement and Democratic Movement presented their financial calculation during 2013 Presidential Elections.
2013-12-11Human Rights and Freedoms Situation in Georgia in 2013
On December 10, 2013, Public Defender presented a report on Human Rights and Freedoms in Georgia. The given report represents the initiative of the Public Defender of Georgia to summarize human rights and freedoms situation in the country annually, by December 10.
2013-12-10Dozens Complaints Filed on the Election Day in Kvemo Kartli
Local and international observation organizations assessed the Presidential Elections of 2013 as peaceful without large-scaled violations. Despite peaceful pre-election environment and the Election Day, dozens complaints were filed in polling stations in Kvemo Kartli region.
2013-12-10Election Violations in Gori
Nine complaints on the irregularities observed during the Presidential Election Day were filed to the Gori DEC # 32. DEC satisfied one complaint fully, six-partly and declined two.
2013-12-09Giorgi Totladze’s Candidatures Discussed for the Position of Shida Kartli Regional Governor
Giorgi Totladze’s candidature is being discussed for the position of Shida Kartli regional governor. Totladze’s appointment is one of the main topics for the local media discussions. Information Center of Shida Kartli reported about the relatives of the regional governor – he is brother-in-law of Mikheil Kandelaki, head of unit (fight against illicit circulation of narcotics) of the First Main Department of the Criminal Police of the MIA.
2013-12-09Article Published on Humanrights.ge Won Competition of UN Population Fund
Article of the Human Rights Center’s media portal www.humanrights.ge “Boys Choose Technical Faculties and Girls –Humanitarian” won nomination Best Article in the competition announced by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
2013-12-09Personnel of Medical Emergency Unit and Doctors of Outpatients Intend to File Resignation Notices
Personnel of medical emergency unit and doctors outpatients held warning demonstration in Lanchkhuti. They told humanrights.ge that reason of their demonstration is salary arrears.
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.
2013-11-28Regarding 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.
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