2015-05-07Court Acquitted Giorgi Tsomaia
On May 6, Tbilisi City Court acquitted Giorgi Tsomaia in the imposed charge – assault on police officer. Judge Khatuna Kharchilava at the Criminal Case Collegium at the Tbilisi City Court reviewed Giorgi Tsomaia’s case. Lawyer Mariam Neparidze and lawyer of Human Rights Center Tamar Avaliani defended Tsomaia’s interests at the court.
2015-05-06Press-Release - Giorgi Tsomaia Accused in the Assault of Police Officer Freed from Courtroom
On May 7, at 11:00 am, in the press-club of Reporter, Human Rights Center will hold press-conference about the acquittal of Giorgi Tsomaia. Human Rights Center represented Giorgi Tsomaia at the court.
2015-05-05Human Rights Center Cancelled Press-Conference – Giorgi Oniani Returned to Georgia
On May 5, Human Rights Center planned to hold press-conference about expel of Giorgi Oniani from Georgia in the Reporter’s Press-Club.
2015-05-05Permission Signed by City Hall and Public Protest
On April 27, building company Archi Group started to cut down trees to start construction in Tamarashvili Street 13 that was protested by local inhabitants. Members of the Guerilla Gardening also protested the fact. They have been monitoring the territory of Hippodrome for several months already. Independent deputy of Tbilisi City Council Aleksandre Elisashvili is also against construction in the recreation zone of Hippodrome.
2015-05-04State of Human Rights in Georgia
In April of 2014 Georgian Parliament adopted National Strategy on Human Rights with the aim to ensure effective realization of human rights with relevant legislative, institutional and practical changes. The document set forth strategic plan to tackle prevalent human rights problems in number of directions, including protection of rights of minorities, combating gender-based violence, safeguarding freedom of religion, ensuring right to peaceful assembly and manifestations, developing mechanism for effective investigation of human rights violations by Georgian law enforcement bodies, and etc...
2015-05-04Public Defender and the Special Preventive Group Member will be Granted the Right to Take Photos in Penitentiary Establishments
On May 1, 2015, the Parliament of Georgia approved “the Code of Imprisonment” and substantial package of related draft laws with the third hearing which gives the Public Defender and the member of the Special Preventive Group the right to make photo recordings in penitentiary establishments starting from September 1, 2016. The legislative package envisages conduction of the institutional reform in the penitentiary system.
2015-05-04Human Rights Center Protests Expel of Giorgi Oniani from Georgia
Human Rights Center calls on the Minister of Internal Affairs to ensure safe and timely return of the citizen of Georgia Giorgi Oniani from Azerbaijan to Georgia.
2015-05-01Presentation of Annual Report – State of Human Rights in Georgia in 2014
On May 1, Human Rights Center presented its annual human rights report – State of Human Rights in Georgia in 2014. The report presents human rights situation in Georgia throughout 2014 and in the beginning of 2015. The report was prepared based on the findings of Human Rights Center, other local nongovernmental organizations, Public Defender’s Office of Georgia and other international organizations with financial support of National Endowment for Democracy.
2015-05-01Presentation of Annual Report of Human Rights Center – State of Human Rights in Georgia in 2014
On May 1, 2015, Human Rights Center held presentation of its annual human rights report – State of Human Rights in Georgia in 2014 in conference hall of Human Rights House Tbilisi.
2015-04-29Education Problems of Juvenile Prisoners
In accordance to the Article 14 Part I – “b” of the Prison Code of Georgia, accused/convict has right to receive both comprehensive and vocational education. Underage convicts and accused have been enjoying this right for several years already. Nowadays, juvenile convicts are placed in prison # 11 and juvenile accused people are in special facilities of Prison # 8 and Prison # 2.
2015-04-29Accusations against Medical Personnel of Iashvili Medical Clinic
On March 26, 2014 Gela Didebashvili and Nino Tarimanashvili took their three-months-old infant from Temka medical clinic to Iashvili Pediatric Clinic because it was necessary to append him to the breathing apparatus. The baby has been in the Iashvili medical clinic for one year and one month. The parents claim due to negligence of the doctors the health of their baby worsened. Currently, the child has disabled status.
2015-04-29Court Dispute about Guardianship of Underage Child of a Person with Cancer
22-year-old Meri Nadirashvili has cancer. Her former husband Levan Razmiashvili requests guardianship for their child. Meri Nadirashvili was diagnosed of cancer two years ago. At that moment she was three-month pregnant. Husband abandoned Meri because of the disease. The patient was operated on several times and the child was born healthy though the young woman’s health conditions worsened.
2015-04-29Inhabitants of former neurology institute v Telasi
Neurology Institute – one of the most significant medical institutions in the Soviet Union was located in the high building in Gudamakari Street in Tbilisi since 1980s. After socially indigent families settled in the building, its profile changed and the state assigned it on the new inhabitants. Most of the socially indigent families registered the spaces in the former building of the Neurology Institute.
2015-04-28New Program for Hepatitis C Treatment Launched in Georgia
Last week, new program of public healthcare was launched in Georgia. Before that, Government of Georgia declared 2015 as the year to fight against C Hepatitis. 200 000 people with Hepatitis C in Georgia (6.7% of Georgian population) are looking forward to the program; it aims to provide patients with medicines, diagnostic and other necessary services with high standards.
2015-04-28Are Property Rights of a Citizen Breached?
Magdalena Archvadze has been claiming 100 sq. meters of plot and so called “finish wagon” on it for several years already. The plot and the wagon are located in the territory of the outdoor museum. Magdalina Archvadze said the museum gave the plot to her and she purchased the wagon from the Public Food Company.
2015-04-24Gori City Council Refused MIA to Gift Cars
Gori local self-governmental body does not use seven cars from the vehicles owned by Gori City Hall. In 2009, Gori district administration gave five vehicles to the Shida Kartli regional police of the MIA for temporary use. As for two more cars, one of them was assigned to the Shida Kartli regional governor’s administration and the second to the office of the Gori district majoritarian MP for temporary use.
2015-04-23Assault on MPs in Gurjaani – Who Threw Chicken Eggs
Employees of budget-funded organizations threw chicken eggs at the MPs Giorgi Gviniashvili, Irma Nadirashvili and others from the United National Movement in the building of Gurjaani district administration. The MPs wished to attend the session of the fraction National Movement in the municipal board but they were not allowed to. Public servants from neighboring villages were purposefully mobilized in the district administration.
2015-04-23Human rights center calls on Minister of Labor, Healthcare and Welfare of Georgia to address case of underage N. D.
On April 24 at 11:30, in the press club of news agency “Pirweli’” Human Right Centre will held press-conference about poor health conditions of N.D.
2015-04-22Court Granted Permanent Residence Permit to Citizen of Egypt
“The Counter-Intelligence Department [CID] considers it is not reasonable to grant permanent residential permit to an applicant,” citizen of Egypt Emad Ibrahim Khalil Ibrahim received this conclusion several times form the CID. As a result, State Services Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice refused to grant residence permit in Georgia without considering the propriety of the CID conclusion.
2015-04-17Repatriate Meskhs and Delayed Reintegration
Sarvar Safarov’s historical surname is Lazishvili. He is a descendent of the Muslim Meskhs that were exiled from Georgia and after the law on repatriation was adopted in Georgia. He returned back to his homeland from Azerbaijan in May 2008. Sarvar Safarov settled in Akhaltsikhe, purchased a house with his own money and also brought his family there.
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