The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary welcomes timely completion of the process of election of a new Chief Justice.
2015-03-23Petition about Anti-western Statements of Majority Fraction Leaders
It is with utmost concern that we have been following the latest statements by the leaders of the Parliamentary Majority fraction “Georgian Dream – Entrepreneurs”, Mr. Gogi Topadze and Mr. Zurab Tkemaladze concerning doubts raised regarding Georgian integration in Euro-Atlantic structures.
2015-03-17Human Rights House Tbilisi statement regarding showing the footage of ill-treatment and violence to underage children
Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations condemn screening the photo-video footage of violence to the underage children. It is absolutely inadmissible to show the photo and video footage of the prison scenes on torture and other cruelties to the adults of the age from 12 to 18. If their participation is confirmed in the event, it can be qualified as violence against children.
2015-03-16Statement on the Initiative to Investigate Crimes Committed in the Process of Administration of Justice
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is welcoming the Georgian Government’s statements, which concern thousands of complaints submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office since October 1, 2012 and declare the initiation of effective legal actions to address them.
2015-03-05Statement of the Public Defender about Interference into Professional Activity of Journalist Irakli Gedenidze
The Public Defender comments on a fact of interference into professional activity and physical assault of photojournalist of the News Agency InterpressNews Irakli Gedenidze while the latter reported on the ongoing rally at the Rose Revolution Square on March 4, 2015.
2015-02-25Address of Nongovernmental Organizations to the Tbilisi City Mayor about Free Outdoor Social Advertisements in the City
Based on the request of the Eurasian Partnership Foundation, the supervision service of the Tbilisi City Hall sent letter (N. 07/143141584-1) notifying that there are not special places and relevant preferences for social advertisements in the territory of Tbilisi.
2015-02-17NGOs Welcome the Decision of the President of Georgia to Nominate Nino Gvenetadze for the Position of Supreme Court Chairperson
Nongovernmental organizations Human Rights Center, Public Advocacy, Youth for Justice, Human Rights Priority, Media Institute and Union of Women Lawyers welcome decision of the President of Georgia about t
2015-02-13The Address of the NGOs to the Parliament of Georgia
As it is known to the public, on December 25, 2014, the parliament of Georgia has expressed its support towards creation of the temporary investigative commission under the parliament to examine the events relating to the Sakdrisi-Kachaghiani mine. The commission was tasked to examine the actions of the officials of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, as well as the National Agency of the Culture Protection, relating to Sakdrisi-Kachaghiani (among others, to examine the decision to strip the site of its status and the issue of conducting mining works by the company “RMG Gold” at the territory of the site).
2015-02-13Statement of the Personal Data Protection Inspector about Media Discussion into Zurab Zhvania and Raul Usupov’s Case
Personal Data Protection Inspector responded to direct or indirect discussions about private life and sensitive issues into Zurab Zhvania and Raul Usupov’s case, which was conducted in the TV-program Choice at Rustavi-2 and then aired by various media.
2015-02-12Address of NGOs about persecution and discrimination of the members of New Trade Union of the Georgian Railway
“We are concerned over the facts of grave violation of Freedom of Association by the administration of JSC "Georgian Railway" and non-fulfillment of the agreement reached after the strike on 3 December 2014. We demand to stop persecution, unfair disciplinary punishment and discrimination policy toward leaders, activists and members of the Railway Workers New Trade Union.
2015-02-11Address of Former Political Prisoners and Repressed People
Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia
Mr. Mindia Janelidze Georgian Defense Minister
Mr. Vakhtang Gomelauri Georgia's Minister of Internal Affairs
Mr. Giorgi Badashvili Chief Prosecutor
Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili Georgia's Public Defender
Georgia based non-governmental organizations and media
2015-02-09Address of NGOs to the President of Georgia about the Candidature for the Position of Supreme Court Chairperson
Mr. President, nongovernmental organizations address to you to consider candidature of Ms. Nino Gvenetadze for the position of the Supreme Court Chairperson and present her candidature to the Parliament of Georgia for further consideration.
2015-02-04Non-governmental organizations address to the Parliament of Georgia with regard to the draft law on state secrets
In a few days, the Parliament of Georgia plans to discuss the bill on state secrets in the second hearing; the author of the bill is inter-agency working group, and the initiator is MP Irakli Sesiashvili
2015-02-04Human Rights Center Again Petitions to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to Interrogate Teimuraz Gvaradze into Zurab Zhvania’s Case
Human Rights Center again petitioned to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia to interrogate the convict Teimuraz Gvaradze in the presence of his lawyer; the convict claims he was sniper, member of the security guard of the ex-president Saakashvili and has significant information about the death of the late Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania as well as about the so-called Lapankuri special operation of 2012.
2015-02-02Statement of Civil Society Organizations about Oppression from Government
We are concerned about the oppression on civil society organizations. Crack-down on the part of CSOs, who aim to defend democratic values, promote freedom and equality as well as creation of European systems of the governance, has become particularly active lately.
2015-01-26Eastern Partnership Georgia National Platform STATEMENT Regarding the Terrorist Attacks in Paris, France
The Georgian National Platform strongly condemns the terrorist attack directed against journalists of the French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France on 7th January, in which 12 people were killed, 10 injured and 4 seriously wounded. On 9th January the terrorists took hostages at the supermarket in Eastern Paris claiming lives of four Jewish victims.
2015-01-26Civil society organizations call on the Parliament to set up a commission to study high-profile cases
A few days ago the whole country was shocked by the death of Yuri Vazagashvili, who died as a result of an explosion while visiting his son’s grave. Yuri Vazagashvili was the father of Zurab Vazagashili, who was killed in a special operation in 2006.
2015-01-23Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary disagrees with the initiative limiting the scope of the jury trial
A legislative initiative on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) sponsored by MPs Manana Kobakhidze, Davit Saganelidze, Gedevan Popkhadze, Zviad Kvachantiradze and Paata Kiknavelidze was registered at the Parliament of Georgia. The initiative proposes voiding article 330.31 of the CPC.
2015-01-22Statement of Human Rights Center – Prosecutor’s Office Must Timely Investigate High Profile Cases
Human Rights Center is alarmed with the fact that despite our many petitions and addresses, the Chief Prosecutor’s Office does not investigate the cases where signs of systemic crimes in penitentiary system and law enforcement bodies are detected.
2015-01-21Statement of CSOs about Alleged Premeditated Assassination of Yuri Vazagashvili
On January 20, Yuri Vazagashvili was killed as a result of the explosion on the grave of his son in Karapila village, Kaspi district. The tragedy terrified the Georgian society.
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