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2012-06-13
Arbitrary detention and assault of journalist and human rights defender Gela Mtivlishvili
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization in Georgia, the Human Rights Center (HRIDC), express their concern regarding the arbitrary detention and physical assault of independent journalist and human rights defender, Gela Mtivlishvili, by police officers in Tianeti.

2012-06-07
Georgia: A Look at Democratization’s Dark Side
Freedom has a flip side. In Georgia, that translates into a prison population that is proportionally larger than Russia’s, and a justice system that remains a sensitive subject for the government.

2012-04-19
Saakashvili's Dilemma: Can Georgia's Leader Keep Power and U.S. Support?
As Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili cracks down on a powerful rival, he risks his two biggest constituencies: Georgian voters and American politicians.

2012-03-26
16 Signs That You Live In A Tyranny
Tyranny is an important phenomenon that operates by principles by which it can be recognized in its early emerging stages, and, if the people are vigilant, prepared, and committed to liberty, countered before it becomes entrenched.

2012-02-28
Georgia’s Transformation
In my recent post about The World Bank’s new report on corruption reform in Georgia I challenged some of the bank’s rosy conclusions, starting with the notion that “public services are corruption free” today thanks to Mikheil Saakashvili’s Wyatt Earp-style war on public misconduct since winning the presidency in a landslide after the 2003 Rose Revolution. I also faulted the report, which relies heavily on interviews with government officials, for not paying sufficient attention to the citizenry. How do Georgians see the government’s anti-corruption efforts? I asked.

2012-02-10
Tbilisi’s corruption busters
ARE corrupt officials disproportionately fat? George Orwell thought so: the pigs that ran Animal Farm were “porkers” who gorged themselves on milk and apples. Perhaps the World Bank agrees. In a report released last week, “Fighting Corruption in Public Services: Chronicling Georgia’s Reforms”, the authors note that the country’s notoriously bent traffic police of early 2000s were “mostly corpulent”.

2012-02-07
Mr. Saakashvili’s choice
GEORGIAN PRESIDENT Mikheil Saakashvili indignantly protests there is no comparison to be drawn between him and his nemesis, Russian Prime Minister Vladi¬mir Putin.

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Fragile Peace on Balkans
After a long and complicated preparation period, on July 30, we landed in Sarajevo. Despite scary landing caused by bad weather conditions in
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Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi
Seal without Carve and Voter with Two Names in Guria
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Triggers 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
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Autumn Fly
Human Rights Center to Monitor Trials on Former Senior Governmental Officials
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