2012-09-21Mtskheta-Mtianeti – Pre-election Digest N5
From September 1 to September 8, Information Center of Mtskheta-Mtianeti observed 1 fact of firing people from job, 4 facts of oppression, 3 facts of interference in pre-election campaign and 1 fact of abuse of administrative resources.
2012-09-20Pre-Election Diagest # 5 from Kakheti
From September 1 to September 14 Information Center of Kakheti observed 1 fact of assault, 1 fact of armed intimidation, 4 facts of oppression, 6 facts of attempted interference in the pre-election campaign, 3 cases of violation of the election code and 3 facts of abuse of administrative resources.
2012-09-10Monitoring of Media Coverage of Parliamentary Elections - Results from the Period of August 13 - August 26
Monitoring of Media Coverage of Parliamentary Elections - Results from the Period of August 13 - August 26 is a periodic report of Human Rights Center prepared within the project Media Monitoring of Parliamentary Elections.
2012-09-05Kakheti – Pre-Election Digest # 4
From August 26 to August 31, Information Center of Kakheti observed 1 fact of voters’ bribery, abuse of administrative resources, oppression and 2 facts of attempted failure of pre-election meeting.
2012-09-05Mtskheta-Mtianeti – Pre-election Digest # 4
From August 26 to August 31 Information Center of Mtskheta-Mtianeti observed one fact of voters’ bribery in the region.
2012-09-04Work of Chamber of Control of Georgia Was Unconstitutional for Five Months – Human Rights Center Publishes Intermediate Report
On September 4th Human Rights Center published intermediate report of monitoring of pre-election period which talks about concrete violations observed during election process. At the press-conference held in Human Rights Center, among other violations, special emphasis is paid to the activity of State Audit Service the work of which was unconstitutional for five months.
2012-09-03Kakheti – Pre-Election Digest # 3
From August 19 to August 25, Information Center of Kakheti observed 7 facts of oppression, 1 fact of interference in journalistic activities, 1 fact of interference in agitation activities, 1 fact of violation of requirements of the Election Code by election administration, 2 facts of usage of administrative resources and 1 fact of assumed bribery of voters. Police did not respond to 4 cases which contained signs of criminal offence.
2012-09-03Mtskheta-Mtianeti – Pre-election Digest # 3
From August 19 to August 25, Information Center of Mtskheta-Mtianeti observed 2 facts of firing people from jobs, 1 attempt of failing pre-election meeting, 2 facts of seizing social aid on political grounds, 2 facts of oppression and 3 facts of usage of administrative resources by the National Movement. Police did not respond to 2 facts which contained signs of criminal offence and hindered pre-election meetings of the Georgian Dream’s majoritarian candidates with voters.
2012-08-31Human Rights Center Appeals to Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) – Minister Legalizes Inhuman Treatment of Prisoners
Human Rights Center again expresses its concern about increased number of inmates in Georgian prisons and simultaneously protests government’s attempt to primitively camouflage this unpleasant trend.
2012-08-28Kakheti – Pre-Election Digest # 2
From August 11 to August 18 Information Center of Kakheti observed 3 facts of interference in journalists’’ activities, 1 fact of assumed bribery of voters, 7 facts of intimidation, 1 fact of watching, 2 detentions, 1 fact of property damage, 5 facts of controversy, 2 cases of failing meetings of the Georgian Dream’s candidates with voters and 2 facts of misuse of administrative resources by the National Movement.
2012-08-27Monitoring of Media Coverage of Parliamentary Elections - Results from the Period of July 30-August 12
Monitoring of Media Coverage of Parliamentary Elections - Results from the Period of July 30-August 12 is a periodic report of Human Rights Center prepared within the project Media Monitoring of Parliamentary Elections.
2012-08-01ICMM Sued Dusheti District Administration at the Court
Information Center of Mtskheta-Mtianeti (www.icmm.ge) filed a lawsuit against Dusheti district administration at the Mtskheta district court. The online outlet blames the district administration in having breached the requirements of General Administrative Code of Georgia.
2012-07-10Media Coverage of Environmental Issues
Georgian media is rarely interested in environmental protection issues and existing problems, and this interest is more of campaign character. – This kind of conclusion had been identified as a result of implemented media monitoring on Georgian media.
2012-05-15Reporting About Environmental Issues in Georgian Media
The Human Rights Center conducted monitoring of reporting about environmental issues in the Georgian media between May 30 and December 31, 2011. The monitoring covered a study of the following media outlets: the Alia, Resonansi (Resonance), Akhali Taoba (New Generation) newspapers and the main daily TV news program, Moambe, on the Public Broadcaster channel. It focused on analyzing existing trends in the reporting and collecting of quantitative and qualitative data.
2012-05-08Judiciary Issues in Georgian Media – Media-Monitoring Report by the Human Rights Center
Between May 30 and December 31, 2011, the Human Rights Center conducted a study of reporting about judiciary issues in the Georgian media. The research focused on time and space allocation, tone, type, geography and sources of material presented, partial coverage and use of unethical language regarding subjects.
2012-02-15Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association at the conclusion of his visit to Georgia
I would like thank the Government of the Republic of Georgia for inviting me to undertake a visit to the country, and for the cooperation that has been extended to me and to the members of my delegation before and during the conduct of the mission. I am most grateful to all interlocutors I have met, which include a large variety of senior government officials, the Public Defender and his Office, representatives of non-governmental organizations, labour unions, political parties, research institutes, activists and human rights defenders in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi.
2012-02-152011 – Year of Dispersal of Peaceful Assemblies and Manifestations
The Report of the Human Rights Center “Monitoring Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Georgia – Legislation and Practice” covers monitoring of protest assemblies and manifestations from January to June 2011 in five regions of Georgia.
2012-02-08Analysis of 2012 State Budget and Elections
General Evaluation: 2012 State Budget of Georgia is significantly different from 2011 state budget due to election year. The expenditure part of the budget is particularly interesting, which regulates expenditure policy of the government through various activities.
2012-02-03Monitoring Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Georgia
Legislation and Practice
This report presents the results of the monitoring of practical implementation of the freedom of assembly in Georgia. The monitoring was carried out by the Human Rights Centre (HRIDC) in the framework of the project “Capacity building for human rights defenders on monitoring freedom of assembly in Georgia” supported by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR) and by the Council of Europe.
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