2016-11-17“Our Diversity Is Our Wealth” – International Day of Tolerance
On November 16, the administration of the State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia organized an official reception to mark the International Day of Tolerance. Representatives of the legislative and executive branches of the Government of Georgia, diplomatic corps, international and non-governmental organizations attended the reception.
2016-11-15Gori Municipality Initiative – elevator for disabled people
A 25-year-old Viktor Karkishvili is a disabled person. He lives on the 4th floor of the 5-store residential building. He has to leave house every day and says it is more difficult to leave the building than move about the city.
2016-11-14To rescue Katarinenfeld
The story started 200 years ago, when German people were forced to settle in Georgia.
A part of German colonies was established in Kvemo Kartli region too. One of them – so-called Katarinenfeld, was located in the territory of Bolnisi. Probably, Germany has never been so close to Georgia as it was then, but coexistence of Georgian and German peoples turned up temporal. In 1941, with the beginning of the World War II, the Germans were exiled.
2016-11-10Criminal prosecution against Merab Katamadze was dropped
7 years ago criminal prosecution started against Merab Katamadze, former member of the Political Council of the Republican, which was now dropped. On November 7, the Tbilisi City Court satisfied a solicitation of the prosecutor to withdraw the accusations against him and explained that the provided evidence could not prove guiltiness of Merab Katamadze
2016-11-09Kutaisi will have three MPs in the Parliament
3 single mandate candidates will represent interests of Kutaisi voters in the 9th convocation of the Parliament. On October 30, candidates from the ruling party won in the second round of elections. Genadi Margvelashvili received 69, 28% in the election district #47, Koba Narchemashvili received 67,33% in the election district # 49 and Dimitri Mkheidze 75.28 in the district #48. With the results, they defeated the candidates from the UNM.
2016-11-09Head of Gori Education Resource Center was fired
Official reason of firing Zurab Kareli from the position of the head of Gori district Education Resource Center was the audit report of the Ministry of Education and Science. However, local media reports he was dismissed because of the offensive comment he made about UNM on Facebook after the results of the second round of the Parliamentary Elections were published. Zurab Kareli offended the UNM and its supporters in the social network.
2016-11-09Irma Meskhi: “City Mayor fired me while I was on paid leave”
Davit Jikia, the Rustavi Mayor, fired Irma Meskhi, the head of the legal entity of public law Rustavi Residential Building. Irma Meskhi, who also led one of the programs of the Georgian Dream during pre-election period, said the City Mayor fired her while she was on paid leave.
2016-11-09Victimized deposit holders of the Financial Company Georgia and Golden Fleece – situation now and 20 years ago
There is a risk that the Financial Company Georgia will not return 30 000 000 USD debt back to the citizens, who lent their deposits to the company.
2016-11-07The choice of ethnic minorities – interesting tendencies
On October 30, the 2016 Parliamentary Elections were over with the second round of the majoritarian elections in 50 districts. According to the official information, the Georgian Dream won in 48 districts. The precincts of Marneuli Municipality were the noisiest in both rounds of the elections. HRIDC observers reported that the confrontation took place in the precinct #50 in Kizilajlo village.
2016-11-02Georgian Dream won the second round of the parliamentary elections in Kutaisi
The Georgian Dream won the second round of the Parliamentary Elections in all three single mandate districts in Kutaisi. According to the preliminary information of the CEC, Genadi Margvelashvili of the GD gained 69, 28%, and Giorgi Tevdoradze of the UNM gained 30,75% in the single mandate district #47: in the district #48 Dimitri Mkheidze of the GD gained 75,28%, and Akaki Bobokhidze of the UNM gained 24,72%; in the district #49 Koba Narchemashvili of the GD gained 67,33%, Gigi Tsereteli of the UNM - 32.67%.
2016-11-02Int’l Election Observers’ Assessment of Runoff Elections
The October 30 runoff elections were “competitive and administered in a manner that respected the rights of candidates and voters”, OSCE/ODIHR-led international election observation mission said in its preliminary conclusions on Monday.
2016-11-02The Second round of the Parliamentary Elections – evaluations of the observation organizations
Propaganda around the precincts, issues related with inking procedures, intimidation of observers and interference in their activities, law competence of the election commission members were most important problems in the second round of the Parliamentary Elections as the observation organizations.
2016-11-02Voters “publicly” expressed will
Although the principle of privacy in voting is guaranteed by the Georgian legislation, during the second tour of the Parliamentary Elections, there were cases when voters placed their election cards in the ballot envelopes; some voters wrote initials on the ballot papers. Also, some voters expressed their choice differently, in particular, they used squares to mark desirable candidate.
2016-11-01Turnout of voters reduced in Marneuli
“Turnout of the voters has significantly reduced. On October 8, at least 700 citizens had already come to vote by 12:00 pm but now their number is only 200,” independent observer Rezo Aliyev at the precinct # 48 in Kizilajlo village, Marneuli municipality said.
2016-10-30Human Rights Center Is Monitoring Parliamentary Elections in Three Regions
Today, the observers of Human Rights Center monitor the second round of the Parliamentary Elections in three regions of Georgia.
The monitors and journalists of the Center are deployed in Kvemo Kartli region - in the villages compactly inhabited with ethnic minorities; in the conflict-affected villages of Shida Kartli and in Khashuri; in Kakheti region – in the villages of Pankisi Gorge and in the villages of ethnic minorities in Telavi municipality.
2016-10-30Appeal of NGOs regarding violent incident in Akhaltsikhe
We, the under-signed organizations, are concerned about the incident that happened on October 27 in Akhaltsikhe and call on the police to investigate the case promptly, objectively and impartially and take all lawful measures. Particularly alarming is allegation about possible participation of the regional governor in the incident.
2016-10-30Noise in Kizilajlo Precinct # 50
At 13:00 pm, situation got tense in the polling station # 50 in Kizilajlo village, Marneuli municipality and the PEC chairperson called police; the precinct was closed for few minutes.
2016-10-30Incident in Sobisi – UNM Supporter Was Beaten
Supporter of the United National Movement was physically assaulted in Kvemo Sobisi village, Gori municipality. Albert Merebashvili has injuries on the face. He blames Koba Berianidze, member of the Gori municipal board from the Georgian Dream, in his physical assault. As Merebashvili said he was beaten because of his political views.
2016-10-30Evaluation of the Second Round of the Georgian Parliamentary Elections
Today, the observers of Human Rights Center monitored the second round of the Parliamentary Elections in three regions of Georgia.
The monitors and journalists of the Center were deployed in Kvemo Kartli region - in the villages compactly inhabited with ethnic minorities in Marneuli municipality; in the conflict-affected villages of Shida Kartli and in Khashuri; in Kakheti region – in the villages of Pankisi Gorge and also in the villages of ethnic minorities in Telavi municipality.
2016-10-30Demonstration with the request of effective labor inspection was held in front of the State Chancellery
On October 28, a warning demonstration with the request to immediately review labor policy and to create effective labor inspection was held in front of the Government Administration.
Representatives of the Georgian nongovernmental organizations participated in the Assembly of the Rome Statute State Parties in The Hague Human Rights Center Appealed the Court against Medical Clinic Lancet Ministry of Corrections to Pay 60 000 GEL to the Prisoner Human Rights Center calls on the media to cover the court hearings into the case of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze Sulkhan Molashvili’s family gets back the property handed over to the state in 2004 Archive
In recent days, Campaign This Affects You has become more active for the society. A new slogan has appeared on the famous labelArchive
I learned about healing water Dzuguri first several days ago. Having searched information, we learned that Dzuguri water is sold near the chainArchive