2014-07-21Parliament Started Discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report
The Parliament of Georgia started discussion of the Public Defender’s 2013 Report in the Human Rights Committee. Voluminous document analyzes high-profile cases, for whose impartial and effective investigation the Ombudsman requested establishment of independent investigative commission.
2014-07-15Representative of Human Rights Center Attended 111th Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva
On July 10-11 representative of Human Rights Center attended the 111th session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
2014-07-14Irakli Okruashvili Acknowledged Defeat in Gori
In the second round of the Gori city mayor’s elections Zurab Jirkvelishvili of the Georgian Dream gained 62,23% of votes and defeated his rival – Kakhaber Ergemlidze from the Georgian Party – Irakli Okruashvili with 3 834 votes. The letter gained only 37, 77 % of votes in the second round of polls.
2014-07-11ECHR Verdict into Georgia vs. Russia Case over Deportations
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on July 3 that the arrest, detention and collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from Russia in the autumn of 2006 violated the European Convention of Human Rights.
2014-07-10Recommendations to the Government of Georgia By Special Advisor to Georgia on Human Rights, Constitutional and Legal Reforms – Thomas Hammarberg
Within the framework of the final visit, the Special Advisor met representatives of government, parliament, judiciary, civil society and diplomatic corps, namely: Prime Minister; President, Speaker of the Parliament; Minister of Interior; State Minister for Reintegration; Minister of Corrections and Probation; Deputies of the Minister of Justice;
2014-07-09Public Defender of Georgia Submits the Proposal on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia
Public Defender of Georgia welcomes the legislative initiative of MPs of Georgia on the reduction of time limit of 90 days of administrative detention - to 15 days period. For years Public Defender of Georgia referred to abolish 90 days detention period in his recommendations. This issue is reflected in the Parliamentary Report for 2013 as well.
2014-07-07Fragile 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 Sarajevo, I was deeply impressed with the beauty of the city. I do not know whether it is unlucky coincidence or purposeful decisions but it is evident that recent armed conflicts in the Eastern Europe were launched in the most beautiful regions and states– Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno Karabakh, Transnistria, Bosnia - Herzegovina and now Crimea… they are beautiful – in fact paradises on the earth.
2014-07-01New Criminal Charges Filed Against Ugulava
Additional criminal charges related to alleged misspending of public funds have been filed against Gigi Ugulava, former Tbilisi mayor and one of the leaders of UNM opposition party.
2014-06-27Georgia, EU Sign Association Agreement
Georgia and the European Union signed Association Agreement, including deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA), on June 27 in the margins of the European Council meeting in Brussels.
2014-06-25“Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms” – Human Rights Center presents new report
Human Rights Center presented the Report “Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms.”
2014-06-24Monitoring Group Calls for Re-Count of Votes at “Problematic” Polling Stations
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), the largest election observer organization in Georgia, has called for a vote re-count in hundreds of “problematic” polling stations.
2014-06-24“Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms” – Human Rights Center presents new report
On June 25th, at 13:00 pm in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi, Human Rights Center will present the Report “Rights of Convicts and Their Protection Mechanisms.”
2014-06-24Telavi to Elect First Mayor in the Second Round
Second round of mayor’s election will be held in Telavi and Coalition Georgian Dream’s candidate Platon Kalmakhelidze and United National Movement’s candidate Aleksi Dzuliashvili will contest each other in it.
2014-06-24Results from the First Round of Elections and Challenges of the Second Round
As a result of June 15 Local Self-Governmental Elections five out of seven candidates for the mayor’s position in Gori left the contest. Zurab Jirkvelishvili of the Coalition Georgian Dream and Kakhaber Ergemlidze of the Irakli Okruashvili – Georgian Party will oppose each other in the second round.
2014-06-20Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi.
Provided by: Human Rights Center
Deadline: 30 June, 2014, at 15:00 p.m
Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing an opening for the full-time position of Lawyer in Tbilisi.
2014-06-18Right to Double Choice – Reportage from Perevi and Other Villages on ABL
Residents of four occupied villages in Sachkhere district – Kardzmani, Sinaguri, Tedeleti and Jalabati are registered in the united list of voters at two polling stations. 74 out of 1020 registered voters in Perevi village polling station live in the occupied villages; another 46 voters registered in Jria village PS live in the occupied territory.
2014-06-17Protest Actions for Compensating Damages Caused by Hailstones
Tortiza, Kheltubani, Rekha, Sveneti, Berbuki, Adzvi, Mejvriskhevi, Kirbali, Zerti – this is an incomplete list of the villages where the hailstones destroyed the fruit gardens and plants entirely.
2014-06-15Human Rights Center to Observe 2014 Local Self-Government Elections
On June 15th of 2014 Human Rights Center will observe local self-governmental elections in the Kakheti region in the areas mostly settled by ethnic minorities as well as near conflict areas in Sachkhere municipality, Imereti region. The project is financially supported by Open Society – Georgia Foundation.
2014-06-15Observers do not have possibility to properly observe polling process in the villages of ethnic Azerbaijan citizens
Nestan Londaridze, observer from Human Rights Center, reports that they cannot implement duties properly in the villages of Keshalo, Muganlo, Lambalo and Tulari with ethnic Azerbaijan inhabitants, as commission members intercommunicate only in Azerbaijan language.
2014-06-15Georgian Citizens Living in Occupied Territory Can Freely Participate in Local Elections
Residents of the occupied territory, on the ABL with South Ossetia, can travel to the Georgian controlled territory and participate in the elections without any obstacles. Human Rights Center’s observers reported about it, who monitor ongoing election process in the border-line villages of Perevi, Jria, Tskhomareti, Chala and Speti in Sachkhere district.
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