2015-07-24A citizen who has become homeless
“In 1992 I came from Sokhumi to Tbilisi and with my savings I bought an apartment with space of 249m2 for 3000 dollars in Avlabari on Abdushelashvili Street. In 2004, because of the construction of the Presidential Residence, our apartment was illegally alienated without any compensation,”- told Iza Gvajaia to humanrights.ge.
2015-07-23„Free Democrats” will appeal in the court against the decision of the City Assembly
Dismissal of the deputy chair of the assembly was one of the issues in the agenda of the Khashuri Municipality Assembly meeting on July 20. A member of the Free Democrats, Giorgi Tkhadiashvili was dismissed from the position of the deputy chair by 18 votes. 9 members of the assembly did not vote for Tskhadiashvili’s dismissal.
2015-07-20Special Meeting in Ergneti will be held on July 20, 2015
On July 16, uniformed Russian and Ossetian armed forces mobilized at the surrounding area of Khurvaleti and Tsitelubani villages. They did not allow locals to harvest. The locals ask for help from the Government. They think that the situation became difficult after media representatives dismantled so-called “border banner” of South Ossetia.
2015-07-20Pardoning of Juvenile Prisoners and Programs for Socialization
Human Rights Center addressed the Parliament of Georgia with a request to pardon Rafik Arutinian and Lasha Shengelia. Both, Arutinian and Shengelia were sentenced as juveniles.
2015-07-17Human Rights Summer School has ended
A joint project of Human Rights Center, Public Defender of Georgia and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities – “Human Rights Summer School”, was held from July 10 to July 16.
2015-07-15The Court Issued a Precedent Decision Regarding the Twins Born by Two Surrogate Mothers
Administrative Cases panel of Tbilisi City Court made an important decision for protecting the best interests of children. Tbilisi City Court informed “Interpressnews” about this. According to them, the birth date of the twins who were born on different days by surrogate mothers was registered on the same calendar day.
2015-07-14Children Begging on the Streets
“When people see a child, they feel more empathy and help us”, -this is a statement of a woman who begs in the subway passage. According to her, she used to live in an apartment in Saburtalo district, because of the difficult economic situation, she sold the apartment and now she is renting a flat. She is a single mother, who no longer receives a social allowance. She decided to go out on streets with her child for begging.
2015-07-14Quarantine will be announced in Kardenakhi Because of the Spread of Anthrax
Quarantine will be announced in the village Kardenakhi of Gurjaani municipality, because the anthrax was discovered in beef.
2015-07-14Human Rights Center Addressed the Parliament with a Legislative Proposal
Human Rights Center addressed the Parliament with a legislative proposal to adopt a law on amnesty in order to release those prisoners who were convicted during 2006-2012 under the article 262 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
2015-07-14New Occupation Line
On July 10, on the surrounding area of village Tsitelubani of Gori district and village Ortchosani of occupied district Akhalgori, near the Tbilisi-Gori central highway, the representatives of Russian occupation forces moved so-called border banners 300 meters into the Georgia-controlled territory. According to the new occupation line, a part of Baku-Supsa pipeline turned up within the occupied territory.
2015-07-09“Literature for Trust Building”
On July 7, in the conference hall of the National Library, Human Rights Center held a public discussion – “Literature for Trust Building”. Before the discussion, there was a presentation of collected stories by Georgian, Ossetian and Abkhazian writers. Also there was a screening of the movie about Pen Marathon in Istanbul.
2015-07-08Remarks of the Public Defender of Georgia on National Integrity System Assessment Report by Organization Transparency International – Georgia
In June 2015, Organization Transparency International - Georgia has released a Report on National Integrity System Assessment in Georgia. The document encompasses examination of the functioning of 12 institutions in Georgia, including the Public Defender’s Office and reflects positive and negative changes implemented in these bodies over the last four years.
2015-07-08The Commission does not Release Seriously Ill Convicts
Convict Inga Tsuladze has been in prison N5 for 5 years. Her health condition is extremely severe. A lawyer of Human Rights Center, Tamar Avaliani protects Inga Tsuladze’s rights regarding health issues. She addressed the joint permanent commission of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia to release Inga Tsuladze from serving the remaining sentence.
2015-07-07Discussion on the bill of Marijuana Decriminalization has been started in the Parliament
On June 30, an independent MP Goga Khachidze presented the bill about decriminalization of Marijuana at the meeting of the Human Rights Committee.
2015-07-07“Georgian Citizens Ucha Nanuashvili and Mikheil Sharashidze against the Georgian Parliament”
Georgian citizens Ucha Nanuashvili and Mikheil Sharashidze appealed to the Constitutional Court of Georgia with the constitutional claim (registration N547) on December 12, 2012. The claim was prepared in Human Rights Center. The Constitutional Court by the first panels’ protocol record N1/1/547 of July 4 2013, received the constitutional claim for an substantial hearing. Meeting of the substantial hearing was held on January 30, 2014, by oral hearing.
2015-07-03International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
On June 26, Human Rights House Tbilisi had a discussion regarding International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. They discussed current situation in the penitentiary system from different angles and talked about the challenges and positive measures taken in jails and penitentiary establishments. .
2015-07-0223-year-old Turpal Borhasvhili - the 12th killed from Pankisi in Syria Information Center of Kakheti
Another citizen of Georgia, 23-year-old Turpal Borchashvili from Pankisi gorge, who lived in village Dzibakhevi, died during hostilities in city of Kobani, Syria. Turpal Borchashvili was fighting on the side of so-called Islamic State. Six months ago, he went from Georgia to Turkey and then moved to Syria. Family members of Turpal Borchashvili confirmed his death to Information Center of Kakheti.
2015-06-29The Facts of Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Prisons
On June 26 representatives of Human Rights Center held a press conference at “Reportiori” press-club about the practice of torture in the penitentiary system. According to the executive Director Aleko Tskitishvili, June 26 is an International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The torture is an important issue ინ more than one hundred countries.
2015-06-29Fraud Victim Pensioner Asks for Help
“I am a pensioner and socially indigent. Every day I am afraid that we will be evicted and end up ინ streets. I do not know where to spend my old years. I live in unbearable conditions with my daughter and two small grandchildren,”- said Zhuzhuna Jobadze.
2015-06-29U.S. Human Rights Report on Georgia
Domestic and politically motivated violence; increased societal intolerance against minority groups, including hate speech and interference with religious worship; shortcomings in the legal system and inappropriate use of pretrial detention have been identified as the most important human rights problems in Georgia last year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s annual report.
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