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Letter Sent to the President is Returned
The website of the President of Georgia – www.president.gove.ge – has a service entitled Letter to the President. This service provides users the opportunity to electronically send an e-mail to the President. However, the e-mail does not reach the addressee and it comes back with the warning – “the indicated electronic address has a problem of receiving”.

Eric Fournier: “I got the impression that I was hearing the description of Neo Bolshevik state”
For Georgian government the impression of ambassador of France Eric Fournier that Georgia is more like neo Bolshevik state than democratic, seemed unbelievable. Eric Fournier shared this comment on March 15th while presenting the outcomes of the research of seven different NGOs in the hotel Marriot.

Scandalous Confession of Businessman
Ltd Giorgi 3, one of the large companies in Sighnaghi region has stopped working. The founder of the company Giorgi Chirinashvili who operated the auto complex and a petroleum station states that since he joined Nino Burjanadze’s the political movement, finance police hinders his work.

Presentation at Bolnisi Youth Center
On March 21st, the project of the organization Multinational Georgia was presented in Bolnisi Youth Center.

European Neighborhood Policy: Alternative Report
Seven NGOs evaluated the fulfillment of Georgia’s obligations undertaken in the frameworks of European Neighborhood Policy during the year of 2010.
Human Rights Center Held Press-Conference on Zviad Kharebava’s Case
On March 18, the Human Rights Center held a press-conference on the guilty-verdict of Zviad Kharebava - the former advisor to the ex-primer of Georgia Zurab Noghaideli in its office.
Single Mother: “They Seized 200 GEL from US; and Wasted Another 300 GEL”
“President Mikheil Saakashvili said the time, when people listened to the government, has finished and now it is high time for the government to listen to its people. But, why do not they listen to us, the single mothers? Are our problems tabooed?!” single mother complained with the Human Rights Center.

Gogi Topadze: “We need to admit our mistakes and make an apology”
Georgian media has covered the meeting of Abkhazian, Ossetian and Georgian businessmen according to the interviews of one of the participants of the meeting – Gogi Topadze. This is reasonable considering that other businessmen decided not to say anything about the meeting. While talking with humanrights.ge Gogi Topadze cannot explain why his colleagues decided not to talk about the Cyprus meeting.

Closed Trial
Kvareli district court discusses the case of the former director of the public school in Balghojiani village Zurab Tabagari at closed trials. Tabagari is accused of the attempt to have a sexual intercourse with the school-girl and of the abuse of his professional power. The former director does not plead guilty in the accusation on debauched activities. The villagers believe Tabagari is detained for political grounds. 

Human Rights Center Appeal Regarding the Case of Political Prisoner Zviad Kharebava
Human Rights Center has studied the criminal case of Zviad Kharebava the former adviser to ex-Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli, and has determined that political motives are behind his arrest. Mr. Kharebava is currently waiting the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Condolences and Support to Japanese People
Georgian NGO sector expressed its condolence to Japan tragedy. The representatives of NGOs gathered at the Japanese Embassy in Tbilisi on March 15 and passed a letter of condolence and support to the Japanese diplomat.

Frozen Conflict Paradigm Persists in the Geneva Process
By: Vladimir Socor

In October 2008, two months after Russia’s invasion of Georgia, a diplomatic process was launched in Geneva to implement the armistice agreements signed on August 12 and September 8 that year. Two and a half years later, the fifteenth round of negotiations concluded in Geneva on March 4, again without results. The participants are Russia, Georgia, the EU, the US, the United Nations, OSCE, and the internationally unrecognized Abkhaz and South Ossetian authorities.
“Naughty IDPs”
In the sanatorium of the resort Akhtala of Kakheti Region, 44 families of IDPs from Abkhazia have been evicted. Only four of them agreed to move to the place offered by the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation. The rest 40 families are still sheltering at the homes of their friends or are living under rent. According to the IDPs, the Ministry stated that they do not help “naughty IDPs”.
Amendments to the Code – Judicial Authority Simplifies Its Procedures
Amendments were introduced to  Article 78 of the Civil Procedural Code of Georgia. According to the amendments, if a location of any party is not known or a court summon cannot be delivered, the court is authorized to make a decision to publicly notify the party about the court hearing.

“Transparency International - at least GEL 3 million spent on New Year's concerts
Transparency International got interested in the expenses for the New Year’s concerts and though late but they finally received information about the total cost of the “grand concerts in Batumi, Tbilisi and Mestia.

South Caucasian Human Rights Defenders in Geneva
On March 9-11 South Caucasian human rights defenders discussed the human rights situation in Caucasian Region in the UN Office in Geneva. The meeting was organized by the South Caucasian Network of Human Rights Defenders and Human Rights House.

Trump Signs Deal to Develop Two Towers in Georgia, the Former Soviet State
For Georgia’s president, it was a chance to show that his country, the former Soviet republic, is grand enough to attract the world’s best-known real estate developer. And for that developer, Donald J. Trump, it was yet another opportunity to demonstrate that he is world class.

Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijan Human Rights Defenders Demonstrated in Geneva
On March 10, in front of the UN Office in Geneva Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijan human rights defenders held demonstration. The demonstration was initiated by the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders and Norwegian organization Human Rights House also joined them.

I have Nothing Left but My name – States IDP, Head of Large Family
An IDP family has addressed the Human Rights Center for help. Malkhaz Shoshitashvili has been living in the house of his brother in the village Chumateleti of Khashuri municipality for three years now.
Restricted Rights: Annual Human Rights Report for 2010.
The Human Rights Center (HRIDC) has released a report Restricted Rights: Annual Human Rights Report for 2010.   
2010 marked several novelties as well as the continuation and strengthening of some trends observed in previous years in Georgia. The report represents the summary of work carried out mostly by Human Rights Centre in 2010.  

Full report is available here

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Was the country prepared for the state of emergency?
Yes No Partly


They wait for me in Abkhazia
Last time, I visited Abkhazia five years ago. Since then, not a day goes by without thinking about it, without missing the Abkhazian
Another proposal on agreement
Women – victims of violence


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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