2014-12-19Tchela and Mokhe – Two Dangerous Sites of Religious Controversy
“Incidents in Tchela caused incidents in Mokhe,” Mamuka Vashakmadze, Mufti of Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, evaluated the recent developments in the villages of Adigeni municipality. He said unless the government makes fair decision about the problem, the situation will get even tenser.
2014-12-19Public Advocacy and Human Rights Center to Start Monitoring of Local Self-Governments
Public Advocacy and Human Rights Center will start monitoring in the municipalities, where local self-governmental bodies were divided between city and district councils as a result of reforms. The Project “Promotion Increased Accountability and Transparency of Local Self-Governments in Mtskheta and Gori Districts” will be implemented in five administrative units of Gori municipality and in three administrative units of Gori municipality.
2014-12-17Human Rights Center Requests Investigation into Alleged Facts of Torture and Inhuman Treatment of Prisoners
Human Rights Center requires investigation into the alleged torture and ill-treatment facts of prisoners in Gldani prison # 8 and Rustavi prison # 6. It was the topic of press conference, held by the organization representatives on December 16, in the Press Club of the Prime Time.
2014-12-16“Tendency Has Changed but Problems Are Still Many” – Young Lawyers Evaluated Human Rights Protection in 2014
Illegal and politically motivated dismissals from public agencies; facts of discrimination on religious grounds; violence during detentions; intimidation facts by police officers and force used against citizens; legislation that creates problems for people – lawyers of the Kutaisi office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association discussed these and some other issues during their meeting with the representatives of media and nongovernmental organizations.
2014-12-16Akhasheni village population request compensation for the damage
On March 17, 2011 car crash damaged the high voltage line in Akhasheni village, Gurjaani district and electricity transformer went wrong. The incident damaged the village population.
2014-12-12"ODIHR report does not mention any facts of external oppression on the judiciary authority”
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Office (ODIHR) published a report on the work of the judiciary in Georgia.
2014-12-12Photo exhibition at Human Rights House Tbilisi
On December 10, on the World Day of Human Rights, photo-exhibition Women for Human Rights was organized in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi. Photos from the 2014 photo-competition for women human rights defenders were exhibited in the HRHT.
2014-12-11Government does not respond to persecution of Jehovah Witnesses
Attacks on places of religious rituals, public pressure and violence, discrimination, harassment and abuse - the rights of Jehovah Witnesses in Georgia are still being violated. According to the report presented by the religious organization of Jehovah Witnesses, in 2013, there were 53 cases of violence against Jehovah's Witnesses.
2014-12-10GYLA Evaluates the State of Human Rights Protection in 2014
On December 10, 2014, in relation to the International Day of the Human Rigths Protection, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) has made the brief evaluation of the state of the human rights protection in the country and has briefly summarized its activities in this regard for the past year. Considering the multitude of the topics and issues, we will cover only some of the directions of the human rights protection in this statement.
2014-12-08Still in the street, still under the threat of health problems
On December 4, Human Rights Centre held press-conference about the problems of homeless people in the press-club of the Prime Time.
2014-12-08Employees of Tigva Municipal Administration Petition to Human Rights Organizations for Help
“We appeal to the Public Defender, Parliament of Georgia and nongovernmental organizations to study the fact of our breached rights,” five employees of Tigva municipal administration said, who passed second stage of the test-exams in the ongoing competition in the local self-governance but based on the decision of the commission members, they were expelled from the competition after interviews.
2014-12-04Law Enforcement Officers Stopped Search for the Killed Giorgi Lekiashvili in Signagi
Signagi district population holds protest demonstration and requests law enforcement bodies to renew search of Giorgi Lekiashvili’s body.
2014-12-04NGOs Speak about Violence against Women by Police Officers
On November 26, Georgian Harm Reduction Network and nongovernmental organization New Way organized round table in Kutaisi about the violence against women with HIV/AIDs and drug-addict women.
2014-12-03IDPs Residing in Tskaltubo Request New Accommodations
Internally displaced people from the occupied territories residing in the former buildings of the sanatoriums Friendship and Metallurgist in Tskaltubo district request new accommodations - the buildings of the former sanatoriums are in poor conditions.
2014-12-03Address of Human Rights Center to the Tbilisi City Mayor about Problems of Homeless People
Human Rights Center addresses to the Tbilisi City Mayor Davit Narmania to increase their effort and attention to homeless people in winter time and take urgent measures to accommodate them through mobilizing relevant financial resources.
2014-12-01Charge without Eyewitness
Akhaltsikhe district court discusses criminal case launched against Lela Shvelidze, who is charged under Article 125 Paragraph I of the Criminal Code of Georgia that refers to “physical abuse or other violence.” Aspindza resident Zina Zedginidze-Ninua is a victim in the case. Judge Giorgi Londaridze discusses the case. On November 25, monitoring group of Human Rights Center visited the district and attended the trial.
2014-12-01NGOs protest the overridden bill
"During the 2012 parliamentary elections, the people requested life in peaceful and democratic environment. However, the government opposes the population’s request with the draft law on secret surveillance, which was adopted by the Parliament."
2014-11-28Heavy Snow Created Problems for Tusheti Population
Heavy snow during past few days in Tusheti district created serious problems for the population. Locals complain about problems of movement, no electricity supply, lack of medical personnel, and attack of wolves.
2014-11-28Results of Vacancy Competition at Gori City Hall and District Administrations Are Known
Deadline for applicants to send applications for the vacant positions in the local self-governmental bodies were expired on November 6. 607 applicants submitted 1570 applications for 102 vacant positions. 337 applicants passed second stage but only 317 of them took part in the test-exams; according to the preliminary information 256 of them passed barrier of 51%.
2014-11-28Violence against Women Protested in Gori
Marina Tabukashvili, founder of the foundation Taso, which works on the women’s rights, arrived in Gori to protest violence against women; during the demonstration she observed the reaction of passers-by and saw that nobody joined the demonstration from the street – they just continued their way.
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