2013-12-10Open Letter of Prisoners to the President, Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Pardon Commission
We, inmates of the Penitentiary Department # 5 for female prisoners, are sending this open letter to the entire Georgia, President of Georgia, Minister of Justice and Chairperson of the Pardon Commission. We, as well as the entire Georgian population, request restoration of justice that was our hope when electing the Georgian Dream to govern this country.
2013-12-09President Viktor Yanukovych 11 Bankova street 01220 Kyiv Ukraine
Call to protect Ukrainian peaceful protestors and their right to take part in the conduct of public affairs
2013-12-04Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Appeals to Judiciary High Council of Justice
12 November 2013, one of the issues on the agenda of a sitting of the High Council of Justice of Georgia was a statement of the former Supreme Court judge, Lali Lazarashvili.
2013-12-02The Statement of EaP Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform
EaP CSF Georgian National Platform expresses its solidarity with Ukrainian Civil Society groups that gathered on the streets of Kyiv in protest at the Ukrainian Government’s U-turn on a long-planned EU Association Agreement in Vilnius Summit.
2013-11-29Statement of Human Rights Center Regarding the Commission for Identifying Judiciary Irregularities
Statement of Human Rights Center Regarding the Commission for Identifying Judiciary Irregularities
2013-11-28Statement Regarding International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
On November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated around the whole world. It is noteworthy that this day marks the beginning of international 16 day campaign for combating violence against women, which is aimed at fighting against all forms of gender-based violence through raising public awareness and demonstration of women’s solidarity towards victims of gender-based violence all around the world.
2013-11-18Human Rights Center Addresses to Government – Confidence Building and Peacebuilding Will Happen Through Acknowledging Mistakes of the Past
Human Rights Center responds to the statement of the US Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland, which he made during his meeting with the students of the Tbilisi State University on November 14.
2013-11-15Statement of Human Rights Center about Citizens Deceased on the Previous Day of Rose Revolution
Human Rights Center requests the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia to revise the cases of Davit Sakvarelidze and Eter Tsuliashvili, deceased on November 22, 2003, when their car BMW crashed military vehicle of the Security Ministry.
2013-11-15Statement of Nongovernmental Organizations about Strike in the Georgian Railway
Georgian nongovernmental organizations express solidarity with the members of the New Trade Union of Workers of Georgian Railway, who went on strike on November 14.
2013-11-15GYLA’s Statement on Zugdidi Incident
Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association voices its position in terms of Zugdidi incident.
2013-11-05Statement Regarding the Pardon Granted by the President on October 30, 2013
The institution of Presidential Pardon that is granted to convicted persons is a privilege of the President of Georgia guaranteed by the Constitution. Therefore, the President, as the Head of State exercises a constitutional privilege – a special right to grant pardon to convicted persons. This privilege of the President of Georgia is prescribed by Article 73 (n) of the Constitution of Georgia, which is turn is a part of the article defining constitutional authority of the President.
2013-11-04Statement of Human Rights Center regarding Pardoning of Bachana Akhalaia
On November 3rd of 2013, President of Georgia pardoned former Minister of Internal Affairs Bachana Akhalaia 14 days before expiration of his presidential term in the so called “prison mutiny” case in which the court had made decision on October 28th according to which Bachana Akhalaia was convicted to three years and nine months in prison.
2013-10-28Statement of Human Rights Center regarding Fact of Interference into Journalistic Reporting of Gela Mtivlishvili
Human Rights Center expresses concern regarding the fact of interference into journalistic reporting of Gela Mtivlishvili, editor of Kakheti Information Center. Gela Mtivlishvili was verbally abused, unlawfully prohibited to film the electoral process and expelled from the electoral district.
2013-10-27Statement of Ministry of Defence on participation of Georgian military in the presidential elections
The military servicemen of GAF, who are off-duty on the occasion of 27 October presidential elections of Georgia, will take part in the polls according to their place of residence. Considering that all the military personnel can not be off-duty for the elections due to the service needs and because they are away from their places of registration, they will be able to vote at 16 special polling stations at different military bases throughout the country.
2013-10-25NGO Statement on Khudoni Hydropower Plant Project
We, the undersigned organizations, would like to express our position on some of the legal issues related to the Khudoni hydropower plant (Khudoni HPP) project as well as to raise our concerns over the recent developments.
2013-10-24Public Defender’s Statement Concerning the Incident in Sagarejo Police Department
On October 18, 2013, I addressed Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia with a recommendation regarding interference into the professional activities of the members of Public Defender’s special prevention group and abuse of power by the Deputy Chief of Sagarejo District Police Department, Mr. Giorgi Revazishvili.
2013-10-23Statement of Human Rights Center about Renewed Investigation into Khurcha Incident
Human Rights Center responds to the information spread by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which states that on October 22, officers of State Security Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on the basis of the relevant decision of the Court, detained former head of Abkhazia Main Division of Constitutional Security Department-Roman Shamatava and former employee of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Special Operations Center Malkhaz Murghulia for organizing a terrorist act.
2013-10-11Statement of NGOs on the Allocation Time for Free Advertisements on Qualified Election Subjects
Political union of citizens Democratic Movement for United Georgia appealed to the Public Broadcaster and private TV-Companies on September 30, 2013 and requested to recognize their movement as qualified subjects and allocate free time for the advertisements of their presidential candidate Nino Burjanadze. Public Broadcaster replied to their appeal statement with refusal on October 4.
2013-10-11GYLA voices its position concerning the delay of Bacho Akhalaia’s trial
GYLA has been monitoring court hearings on Bacho Akhalaia’s case and concludes that prosecution’s conduct contains signs of deliberate delay of the trial.
2013-10-08Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Calls Georgian Parliament for Suspension of Making Amendments to the Law on General Courts
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary again voices its position concerning the draft law initiated by Shalva Shavgulidze on “Making Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on General Courts” to be discussed by Georgian parliament
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When reading last pardon acts issued by the President Mikheil Saakashvili, it is hard not to recall autumn fly, which bites bitterer thanArchive