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2015-07-17
Human Rights Summer School has ended
A joint project of Human Rights Center, Public Defender of Georgia and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities – “Human Rights Summer School”, was held from July 10 to July 16.
2015-07-15
The Court Issued a Precedent Decision Regarding the Twins Born by Two Surrogate Mothers
Administrative Cases panel of Tbilisi City Court made an important decision for protecting the best interests of children. Tbilisi City Court informed “Interpressnews” about this. According to them, the birth date of the twins who were born on different days by surrogate mothers was registered on the same calendar day. 
2015-07-14
Quarantine will be announced in Kardenakhi Because of the Spread of Anthrax
Quarantine will be announced in the village Kardenakhi of Gurjaani municipality, because the anthrax was discovered in beef. 
2015-07-14
Human Rights Center Addressed the Parliament with a Legislative Proposal
Human Rights Center addressed the Parliament with a legislative proposal to adopt a law on amnesty in order to release those prisoners who were convicted during 2006-2012 under the article 262 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. 
2015-07-14
Children Begging on the Streets
“When people see a child, they feel more empathy and help us”, -this is a statement of a woman who begs in the subway passage. According to her, she used to live in an apartment in Saburtalo district, because of the difficult economic situation, she sold the apartment and now she is renting a flat. She is a single mother, who no longer receives a social allowance. She decided to go out on streets with her child for begging.
2015-07-14
New Occupation Line
On July 10, on the surrounding area of village Tsitelubani of Gori district and village Ortchosani of occupied district Akhalgori, near the Tbilisi-Gori central highway, the representatives of Russian occupation forces moved so-called border banners 300 meters into the Georgia-controlled territory. According to the new occupation line, a part of Baku-Supsa pipeline turned up within the occupied territory. 
2015-07-09
“Literature for Trust Building”
On July 7, in the conference hall of the National Library, Human Rights Center held a public discussion – “Literature for Trust Building”. Before the discussion, there was a presentation of collected stories by Georgian, Ossetian and Abkhazian writers. Also there was a screening of the movie about Pen Marathon in Istanbul. 
2015-07-08
Remarks of the Public Defender of Georgia on National Integrity System Assessment Report by Organization Transparency International – Georgia
In June 2015, Organization Transparency International - Georgia has released a Report on National Integrity System Assessment in Georgia. The document encompasses examination of the functioning of 12 institutions in Georgia, including the Public Defender’s Office and reflects positive and negative changes implemented in these bodies over the last four years.
2015-07-08
The Commission does not Release Seriously Ill Convicts
Convict Inga Tsuladze has been in prison N5 for 5 years. Her health condition is extremely severe. A lawyer of Human Rights Center, Tamar Avaliani protects Inga Tsuladze’s rights regarding health issues. She addressed the joint permanent commission of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia to release Inga Tsuladze from serving the remaining sentence.
2015-07-07
Discussion on the bill of Marijuana Decriminalization has been started in the Parliament
On June 30, an independent MP Goga Khachidze presented the bill about decriminalization of Marijuana at the meeting of the Human Rights Committee. 
2015-07-07
“Georgian Citizens Ucha Nanuashvili and Mikheil Sharashidze against the Georgian Parliament”
Georgian citizens Ucha Nanuashvili and Mikheil Sharashidze appealed to the Constitutional Court of Georgia with the constitutional claim (registration N547) on December 12, 2012. The claim was prepared in Human Rights Center. The Constitutional Court by the first panels’ protocol record N1/1/547 of July 4 2013, received the constitutional claim for an substantial hearing. Meeting of the substantial hearing was held on January 30, 2014, by oral hearing.
2015-07-03
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
On June 26, Human Rights House Tbilisi had a discussion regarding International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. They discussed current situation in the penitentiary system from different angles and talked about the challenges and positive measures taken in jails and penitentiary establishments. .
2015-07-02
23-year-old Turpal Borhasvhili - the 12th killed from Pankisi in Syria Information Center of Kakheti
Another citizen of Georgia, 23-year-old Turpal Borchashvili from Pankisi gorge, who lived in village Dzibakhevi, died during hostilities in city of Kobani, Syria. Turpal Borchashvili was fighting on the side of so-called Islamic State. Six months ago, he went from Georgia to Turkey and then moved to Syria. Family members of Turpal Borchashvili confirmed his death to Information Center of Kakheti. 
2015-06-29
Fraud Victim Pensioner Asks for Help
“I am a pensioner and socially indigent. Every day I am afraid that we will be evicted and end up ინ streets. I do not know where to spend my old years. I live in unbearable conditions with my daughter and two small grandchildren,”- said Zhuzhuna Jobadze. 
2015-06-29
Violence as a Lifestyle
“You have to beat your wife daily, so she listens to you – this is my husband’s motto, which he perfectly followed for years and was happy with it,” –the victim of a domestic violence told humanrights.ge.
2015-06-26
Gori Municipality Assembly Refused to Transfer Buildings to the Ministry of Economy
The Ministry of Economy asks transfer of four kindergarten buildings from the Gori City Hall, so they can legalize this space for internally displaced persons. At this moment, refugees are living temporarily in these four buildings. Gori City Hall rents five kindergarten buildings, for which 4000 lari are spent monthly from the local budget. 

2015-06-26
Meeting in Ergneti between representatives of Georgia and De Facto Government of South Ossetia
The 56th meeting of Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism held in Ergneti, started with the accusations from Ossetia. The representatives of de facto Government of South Ossetia warned Georgian side, that in order to avoid provocations, representatives of law enforcement agencies who stand on the occupation border, should abstain from moving to occupied territory. Otherwise, the head of the delegation of de facto Government of South Ossetia, Khokh Gagloiti, does not exclude the possibility of armed conflict. გამორიცხავს. 
2015-06-25
Wrongdoing in Gori City hall
A simplified tender was held in Gori City Hall on June 15. The City Mayor was head of the tender commission. Only one company, “Vereli +”, was participating in the tender announced by the City Hall. At this meeting, the tender commission gave three days to the construction company to make changes in its tender application. 
2015-06-25
Women prisoners complain about humiliation while they are searched and ask for conjugal visits
Head of Correctional Department, Gogi Gakharia talked with Human Rights Center about those problems, that have been revealed during the monitoring process of N5 correctional facility for women. According to Gogi Gakharia, to eliminate existing problems, several important changes are being planned for N5 correctional facility for women. The issue is related to visits, search and usage of phones and television.

2015-06-23
The reasons that caused the flood in June 13
Nino TsotsoriaSeveral hours of rain in Tbilisi, on June 13, flooded river Vere. As a result, the river overflowed from its banks, flooded Heroes Square, and its adjacent areas. Up to 20 people died during the disaster, 3 are still missing. The flood destroyed the zoo. One part of the animals drowned in the water, some of them were liquidated after the escape. Road surface and infrastructure is destroyed.  Total damage is approximately 100 million Lari. 
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