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2014-08-20
City Council Members Request Monthly Salaries
Part of Gori City Council members requests monthly salaries. In accordance to the law on self-governance, city council meets twice per month. According to the law, council members do not receive salaries though local budget shall reimburse expenses the members have for the implementation of their duties. 
2014-08-20
IDPs vs Endless Problems
People displaced from Tskhinvali in 1990s have lived in the IDP settlement in Gori Tour Base for 24 years already. They say their cottages are in poor conditions for living and can provide expertise conclusion to confirm the fact. 139 internally displaced families live in the Tour base settlement now. 
2014-08-14
In Letter to U.S. Senators, PM Responds to Concerns over Saakashvili's Prosecution
In a letter sent to four U.S. Senators in response to their concerns over prosecution of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili invited them to follow the process closely and said that looking into alleged wrongdoings of former officials is part of “efforts to end impunity” that will make Georgia “a stronger nation and ally.”
2014-08-11
Parliament of Georgia to Return to Tbilisi
Parliament of Georgia will renew autumn sessions in the old building of parliament in Tbilisi from September 2. Luggage is already packed in the glassy building of the Parliament in Kutaisi – computers and other equipment are being transported to Tbilisi. 
2014-08-06
519 Prisoners Diagnosed with Hepatitis C in Kutaisi Prison
Since March 1st of 2014, free program for the treatment of Hepatitis C in penitentiary has been launched in the whole country. The cost of the medicines for treatment of hepatitis C has also been decreased since July 1st.
2014-07-30
Report of Human Rights Center – Monitoring 2014 Local Self-Government Elections in Georgia
Today Human Rights Center presented report - Monitoring 2014 Local Self-Government Elections in Georgia - in Human Rights House Tbilisi. 
2014-07-29
Georgian prosecutor’s office said on July 28 that it filed criminal charges against former president Mikheil Saakashvili.
Prosecutor’s office said that charges of exceeding official authorities stem from breaking up of the November 7, 2007 anti-government protests, as well as raid on and “seizure” of Imedi TV station and other assets owned at the time by tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili, who died in February, 2008.
2014-07-23
Lawsuit against Kutaisi State University
Doctor of Social Sciences, Philologist Tinatin Zakarashvili evaluated the competition for the academic positions at Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University as biased, unfair, and tendentious. Zakarashvili, journalist by profession, opposed the administration of the University Social Science Department and blames them in discriminative activities. 

2014-07-21
Parliament 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. 
2014-07-15
Representative 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.
2014-07-14
Irakli 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.
2014-07-11
ECHR 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.

2014-07-10
Recommendations to the Government of Georgia By Special Advisor to Georgia on Human Rights, Constitutional and Legal Reforms – Thomas Hammarberg
Within the framework of the final visit, the Special Advisor met representatives of government, parliament, judiciary, civil society and diplomatic corps, namely: Prime Minister; President, Speaker of the Parliament; Minister of Interior; State Minister for Reintegration; Minister of Corrections and Probation; Deputies of the Minister of Justice; 
2014-07-09
Public 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.
2014-07-01
New 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.
2014-06-27
Georgia, 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.” 
2014-06-24
Telavi 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. 
2014-06-24
Results 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.
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