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Human Rights Center – Formation of Majoritarian Districts Is Not Constitutional
Constitutional lawsuit of Human Rights Center sues non-constitutionality of the formation of majoritarian election districts. The suitors believe, this particular provision of the Election Code contradicts Article 14 of the Constitution that prohibits discrimination on any grounds. 
Human Rights Center Responds to the Statement of Political Prisoner Merab Ratishvili
Human Rights Center responds to the statement of the political prisoner Merab Ratishvili, who appealed to the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Article 42 of Constitution and Human Rights Center and requested to “separately discuss his case at the Human Rights Committee of the Parliament”. Before the case is thoroughly studied, Merab Ratishvili requests to remove his name from the list of political prisoners.

Norwegian Helsinki Committee Recommends Ucha Nanuashvili for the Position of Ombudsman
Norwegian Helsinki Committee supports executive director of Human Rights Center Ucha Nanuashvili, whose candidature for the position of Georgian Public Defender was offered to Parliament of Georgia by part of Georgian human rights organizations.

Human Rights Center Requests Honorable Release of Political Prisoners
Human Rights Center was one of those first organizations, which started speaking about politically motivated persecution of people in Georgia. In 2009, the Center, together with the International Federation for Human Rights FIDH, published special report about political prisoners in Georgia. Many local and international organizations spoke about this problem.

Human Rights House Tbilisi’s Member Organizations Condemn Publication of Personal Data by Asaval-Dasavali Newspaper
Human Rights House Tbilisi’s member organizations condemn incitement to violence by the newspaper Asaval-Dasavali, which published personal data of Gldani Prison Personnel in their edition with the headline “Recognize the Butchers!”

Human Rights Center Requests Impartial Investigation of Concrete Facts of Prisoners’ Torture
On September 28, Human Rights Center petitioned the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, Murtaz Zodelava, and Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia, Giorgi Tugushi. Human Rights Center informed Zodelava and Tugushi that the Center protects the rights of the convicted people who were tortured and inhumanly treated in the penitentiary institution.

In Quotes: Int'l Reactions to Georgia Prison Abuse
Below is a round-up of international reactions to videos showing beating and rape of inmates in Gldani prison No.8 in Tbilisi suburb.

Human Rights Watch Calls Upon the Government of Georgia to Punish Violators and to Protect Victims
(Berlin) – Video footage broadcast on Georgian television on September 18, 2012, depicts sexual and other abuse of inmates in a notorious prison in Georgia, which should be subject to criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. The government of Georgia should conduct a prompt, thorough, and independent investigation into the abuse, hold those found responsible accountable, and ensure the victims a remedy.

UNICEF Statement on ill-treatment of juveniles in the penitentiary system in Georgia
UNICEF strongly condemns the child rights’ violations in the penitentiary system as documented and broadcasted in recent news. According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child „No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment“. (Article 37, CRC). The same rights have been reiterated in other international and regional treaties that have been signed and ratified by Georgia.

Protest Rally in Support of Professors Fired from State University
On September 7, nongovernmental organizations held protest rally in the yard of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University. They requested to liberate TSU from political oppression. NGO representatives stated that qualified professors are fired from the university on political grounds and it seriously damages the reputation of the state university.

News Agency INFO 9’s Statement about Violence Facts against Journalists
News agency INFO 9 spread statement about the violence facts against their journalists. According to the news agency, violence and persecution facts against INFO 9’s correspondents have acquired systemic character.

Human Rights Centre Started Monitoring Process of Elections in Georgia
A monitoring process ensures that the citizens of Georgia participate in a fair election process including pre-election, the Election Day itself, and the days after the election campaign.  The project is supported and carried out by the United States embassy in Georgia and by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Article 42 of Constitution Presented Research of Regulation Law and Practice of Business Field
On July 12, Article 42 of Constitution presented the Research of Regulation Law and Practice of Business Activities in Hotel Ambassador.

Civic Campaign “This Affects You” Calls Upon Government To Impartially and Consistently Respond to Pre-Election Violations
 Civil society representatives participating in the Campaign “This Affects You” believe that recent activities of the Chamber of Control of Georgia, Judiciary and Prosecutor’s Office against political parties are characterized by subjective and unequal approach.

One More Dead Prisoner – Human Rights Center Requests Liability of the Minister
Several days ago, prisoner Valeri Japaraidze, whose health conditions became extremely gross lately, died in Prison # 17.

National Examination Center without Maia Miminoshvili?!
Minister of Education of Georgia Dimitry Shashkin fired Maia Miminoshvili, director of the National Examination Center. According to the information from the Ministry’s website, there was principal controversy between the policy of the Ministry of Education and Maia Miminoshvili with regard to reforms. This incompliancy became reason for the dismissal of Maia Miminoshvili though media reports about different political motive too.

U.S. Department of State 2011 Human Rights Report -GEORGIA
The constitution of Georgia provides for an executive branch that reports to the president, a unicameral parliament, and an independent judiciary.  President Mikheil Saakashvili was reelected in January 2008 in an election that international observers found consistent with most Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) democratic election commitments.

Ombudsman Slams CDM's 'Homophobic' Remarks, Proposal
Public Defender, Giorgi Tugushi, said a proposal by lawmakers from Christian-Democratic Movement (CDM) to amend constitution to, as sponsors of the bill say, “protect morality”, was “absolutely inadmissible.”

Journalists Held Solidarity Demonstration near Ministry of Justice
Journalists participating in the solidarity demonstration near the Ministry of Justice of Georgia requested investigation of intimidation facts [against journalists]. Representatives of Tbilisi based and regional media and nongovernmental organizations participated in the demonstration.

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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
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