2014-04-08Report on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013
This document is the Report of the Public Defender of Georgia for 2013 on the protection of human rights and freedoms in Georgia covering wide spectrum of civic, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Furthermore, it highlights positive and negative trends in human rights area for the reporting period, brings together key recommendations developed by the Public Defender towards various branches of government, the timeliness and degree of fulfilment of which to a great extent will define the establishment of high standards in human rights protection in Georgia.
2014-03-31Students at Telavi University Request to Postpone Date of Self-Governance Elections at the University
Part of students at the Telavi Iakob Gogebashvili State University request to change the election date of the student self-governance. They said interim president of the self-governance fixed March 28 as an election day individually and candidates did not have enough time to start pre-election campaign.
2014-03-21At Akhalgori District Georgian Secondary Schools History Is Taught from Text-Books Published in Tskhinvali
From new school year, South Ossetia’s de-facto education ministry will introduce new Georgian history books in Georgian secondary schools of Akhalgori district and they will be published in Tskhinvali. New course of history lessons will be introduced in the Akhalgori district schools, where Russia will not be presented as “occupant” and “aggressor”. Teachers of local Georgian schools say they were informed about it.
2014-02-24Telavi University Student Warned for His Status in Social Network
Rector of Telavi State University Avtandil Gelegutashvili assigned case of the student Nodar Ezhishvili to the Ethic Commission for his critical statuses about the university in the social network Facebook. The student was called to the ethic commission session, where he received warning. The Ethic Code imposes some other disciplinary sanctions and dismissal from the university as punishment.
2014-02-19Triggers of Prisoners’ Mass Protests
Recently, protest of Geguti prison inmates was one of the most urgent topics in Georgian media. Hundreds of prisoners used different forms of protests and requested resignation of the prison director. They blamed the administration in physical abuse and inhuman treatment.
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Recently, protest of Geguti prison inmates was one of the most urgent topics in Georgian media. Hundreds of prisoners used different forms ofArchive