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.
2014-06-02Batumi City Hall Warned Political Parties
Supervision service at the Batumi City Hall sent warning letters to the political parties participating in the upcoming local self-governmental elections about their possible fining. Political parties have two days to remove election posters from the prohibited areas in Batumi.
2014-05-25Seven Candidates for Gori City Mayor’s Position and Six Candidates for District Governor’s Position
According to the data from Gori DEC # 32, seven candidates will fight for the position of the Gori City Mayor and six candidates for the position of the Gori district governor.
2014-05-24Rights of People with Disabilities Discussed at Human Rights House Tbilisi
On May 22, a round table on the rights of people with disabilities was held at the Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT). Representatives of nongovernmental organizations spoke about the significance of state institutions’ involvement in the resolution of problems of people with disabilities.
2014-05-23UN Human Rights Chief Sums Up Georgia Visit
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who visited Georgia this week, hailed country’s “wide-ranging” and “thorough” human rights legislative reform, improved conditions in penitentiary, positive trends in the judiciary, but called for more oversight on law enforcement agencies and noted concerns over minority rights.
2014-05-16Two employees dismissed from Correctional facility, Minister keeps his position
The Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Sozar Subari states that two correctional facility employees have been dismissed. As Subari told reporters after the government session, employee of correctional department Giorgi Kavlashvili and the Batumi prison director were dismissed.
2014-05-15GYLA - Number of Ungrounded Judgments Reduced in Courts
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association presented report to the representatives of nongovernmental and media organizations in the Gori Civic Engagement Center. The report presents findings from the trial monitoring of criminal cases. The organization monitored City and Appeal Courts in Tbilisi and Kutaisi.
2014-05-1527 Members of the Georgian Dream’s Akhmeta Organization Left Political Party in Protest
27 members of the Georgian Dream’s Akhmeta office left the political party in protest. They said the party’s election list was reason of their decision, where acting district governor Beka Baidauri is still candidate for the district governor’s position and Mamuka Kholegashvili is first number of the party’s election list.
2014-05-14Who will fight for the position of Gori Mayor?
At the approaching local self-governmental elections, number of candidates for the position of the Gori Mayor is increasing. Georgian Dream’s candidate is Zurab Jirkvelishvili; United National Movemnet nominated Archil Sabiashvili for the position; election bloc Burjanadze – United Opposition nominated lawyer Mamuka Nozadze; Irakli Okruashvili-Georgian Party nominated Kakhaber Ergemlidze and Tamaz Makashvili will join the poll from the Unity Hall.
2014-05-13Opposition Blames Shida Kartli Regional Governor in the Misuse of Administrative Resources
Election Bloc Non-Parliamentary Opposition was established after unification of the political parties New Rights and Free Georgia. Chairman of the bloc’s regional organization Ioseb Bortsvadze blamed the Shida Kartli regional governor in the misuse of administrative resources.
2014-05-05Ombudsman Believes Amendments to the Law on Public Service Are Unconstitutional
In accordance to the Article 134’4 of the Law on Public Service, after 2014 Local Self-Governmental Elections every public servant will become interim employee at the local self-governmental bodies. Their labor contract will be valid before people selected by competition replace them on the position. The Public Defender of Georgia appealed the amendment at the Constitutional Court.
2014-05-05Deputy Regional Governor and School Director Blamed in Misuse of Administrative Resources
Facts of misuse of administrative resources reduced during pre-election period. However, some administrative resources are still mobilized. Mamuka Nozadze, candidate for the position of Gori Mayor from the election bloc Burjanadze – United Opposition, made statement about it and mentioned example of Vakhtang Sukhitashvili, director of Gori Public School # 3, who held special session with teachers.
2014-05-03Being Batumi Resident Became Ground for Compulsory Measure
Judge Arsen Kalatozishvili at the Tbilisi City Court imposed imprisonment on the employees of the Khelvachauri Civil Registration Agency arrested under the charge of professional negligence on April 14. The judge clarified that detainees live close to Turkey and they can easily travel there and disappear.
2014-05-03Public Defender- State Failed to Protect Freedom of Religion of Muslim Community in Samtatskaro Village
In his 2013 Parliamentary Report, Public Defender of Georgia paid attention to the developments against Muslim community in Samtatskaro village, Dedoplistskaro district.
2014-05-03Over 3 Million Lari Spent on the Renovation of Batumi Prison # 3
Rehabilitation of Batumi Prison # 3 has finished. Minister of Corrections Sozar Subari and chairman of Adjara Government Archil Khabadze opened the renovated building on April 29.
2014-05-03Adjara Supreme Council Purchased Next Luxurious Car
Adjara Supreme Council purchased a new car. The local budget allocated 41 500 lari for the new SEDAN. Ltd Caucasus Motors won the announced tender and they will assign the car to the Supreme Council before May 5.
2014-05-03Young Prisoner Died Because of Inattention
Avtandil Maisuradze would have turned 26 on May 23. He served his imprisonment term in Kutaisi Prison # 14. On March 23 he died after his health conditions got particularly grave.
2014-05-01Press-Conference of Human Rights Center – New Facts of Prisoners’ Physical Assault and Inhuman Treatment
Tomorrow, on May 2, at 12:30 pm Human Rights Center will held press-conference about new facts of physical assault and inhuman treatment of prisoners in penitentiary establishments in the Press-Club of the Prime Time. Lika Kazbegi, wife of a prisoner, will also attend the press-conference.
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