2011-02-03Amended Budget Unable to Provide for Needy 85-year-old
Aleksanda Kajaia lives in the village Menji, in the district Bataria of the Senaki Municipality. “Lives’’ may not be the right word for her situation. In 2000, her two-storied house almost burned down. Only the walls of the first floor survived. The 85-year-old woman spends her night at neighbors or in the shed behind her former house.
2011-02-02City court did not return recreation status to Digomi forest-park
On January 31 Judge Dimitry Gvritishvili of the Tbilisi City Court did not satisfy the lawsuit of Ana Gabriadze and Caucasian Environmental NGO Network (CENN) where they complained about the changed status of the Digomi forest-park by the Tbilisi City Council.
2011-02-02Jury Trial in Georgia
On October 1st of 2010 the new Criminal Code of Georgia came into effect. One of its main the main new innovations is the Jury Institution. The Jury Court will operate until July 1st of 2012 in Tbilisi only, and will cover cases of deliberate murder under aggravating circumstances.
2011-02-01Amnesty International urges Georgian government to comply with international standards on eviction
Amnesty International is concerned that some of the evictions that took place in Tbilisi between 20 and 24 of January, failed to meet international standards. In particular, Amnesty International is concerned that the authorities failed to give adequate prior notice to those evicted, to ensure that all those eligible were provided with financial assistance prior to their removal, and to give full and unhindered access to monitors.
2011-02-01Universities Were Unified, Students’ Fate Is Vague
With the initiative of the Ministry of Education Tbilisi University of Economic Relations and Georgian Economy and Law University joined the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University. The representatives of the abolished universalities said the purpose of the unification was better mobilization of the state funds and increase of the education level.
2011-02-01ECHR to Discuss the Case of Mass Deportation of Georgians from Russia
On January 31st, ECHR started hearings on the complaint of Georgia vs. Russia submitted to the court in 2007. The complaint concerns the mass deportation of ethnical Georgians from Russian Federation. Georgia is accusing Russia in violating the range of articles of European Convention.
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