2014-07-18Address of Human Rights Center regarding Illegal Interference into Professional Work of Lawyers in Gldani #8 Prison Department
Human Rights Center is alarmed by the violation of confidentiality committed by the administration and employees of Gldani #8 prison department in regards with the correspondence between a lawyer and a defendant as well as other written documentation of lawyer.
2014-07-11GYLA Statement on Giorgi Ugulava Case
Investigation of a crime, revealing offenders and imposing legal responsibility represents primary obligation of the law-enforcement bodies. On the other hand, this obligation must be implemented in accordance with the rules prescribed by the law; the law-enforcement body must prove the law-compliance of the investigative actions and may only limit the rights of an any person in case of existence of the factual and legal grounds.
2014-07-08Address by the Human Rights Center about Legal Rehabilitation and Restoration of Reputation for Former Political Prisoners
Bank accounts of the former political prisoner Zviad Kharebava are still blocked. Although Kharebava was released from prison under the status of political prisoner, his fine of 50 000 lari was not yet canceled. Nevertheless, Zviad Kharebava received political prisoner’s status based on the arbitrary judgment which imposed the aforementioned sanction on him in addition to imprisonment.
2014-06-26Human Rights Center Reuqests Investigation into the Facts of Prisoners’ Torture and Inhuman Treatment
Human Rights Center has been defending the rights of the convict Tamaz Rasoyan since 2012, who serves his term in the penitentiary establishment # 6. The Center has petitioned to different institutions with regard to the criminal case he is convicted for and requested effective re-investigation into the case.
2014-06-17Public Movement Multinational Georgia - Municipal Elections of Georgia Electoral violations and shortcomings Statement
For 15 June, 2014 Municipal Elections the monitoring mission of the “Public Movement Multinational Georgia” covered 19 electoral districts of 5 regions of Georgia with the compact settlements of ethnic minorities as well as Central Election Commission.
2014-06-16Human Rights Center Calls on Government to Eliminate Violence and Aggression against Opposition Leaders
According to the assessment of Human Rights Center, local self-government elections were held mostly in peaceful and fair environment in the election precincts where the observers of Human Rights Center were present. Observed violations were mostly procedural and could not have affected the final results of the elections.
2014-06-03Statement of the Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary on Frustrated Sitting of High Council of Justice
On 21 March 2014, a sitting of the High Council of Justice, which was called upon the initiative of non-judge members to consider, according to the agenda, a number of important issues (a problem of the Tbilisi City Court being overloaded, an issue of the appointment of standby judges) was frustrated. The reason of this was the failure of non judge members of the Council to turn up for the sitting.
2014-05-22Human Rights Center Doubts Representatives of Prosecutor’s Office Misappropriated Money of Former Convict
Human Rights Center addresses to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to study the fact of alleged misappropriation of particularly large amount of money – 28 000 USD of the former convict Zurab Gvazava by the employees of the prosecutor’s office.
2014-05-17Address of Human Rights Center to Government of Georgia with Regard to International Day Against Homophobia
Many states worldwide celebrate the International Day against Homophobia on May 17 in various forms. In the past years, part of local nongovernmental organizations and LGBT activists celebrated this day in Georgia that was followed by incidents with the participants of counter-demonstrations. Last year, on May 17, participants of the counter-demonstration ruthlessly abused citizens, who celebrated anti-homophobia day in Rustaveli Avenue.
2014-05-15Statement of the Non-Governmental Organizations on the Parliament-Initiated Draft Law
On February 25, 2014, the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA), Transparency International – Georgia (TI), International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) and Open Society – Georgia Foundation (OSGF) have commented on the amendments to the law of Georgia on the “Civil Service”.
2014-05-13Joint Statement of the Non-Governmental Organizations On the Homophobic Evaluations of the Minister – Davit Darakhvelide
We are concerned with the homophobic evaluations made by the Minister of the Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees, Davit Darakhvelidze, during the interview with the newspaper “Versia” on May 9.
2014-05-01NGOs campaigning to end illegal surveillance respond to PM's accusations
At the May 1 sitting of the Government of Georgia Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili made insulting statements towards activities of non-governmental organizations involved in This Affects You campaign.
2014-05-01Human Rights Center Requests Investigation into Physical Assault and Inhuman Treatment of Prisoners
Human Rights Center is concerned about recent facts of physical assault and inhuman treatment of prisoners in the penitentiary establishment of Georgia and appeals to the General Inspection at the Ministry of Corrections, as well as to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office, to adequately respond to the problem and timely launch investigation into facts.
2014-04-30A Statement of the Coalition Concerning the Election of a Member of the Constitutional Court
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary would like to express its position concerning the delay in electing a member of the Constitutional Court.
2014-04-30Organizations, Participating in the Campaign “This Affects You Too – They are Still Listening” Address the Parliament and the Government of Georgia
According to the Regulations of the Parliament of Georgia, the plenary sessions will not be conducted in the parliament of Georgia for one month prior to the local self-government elections. Therefore, consideration and enactment of the legislative regulations on the covert surveillance may be postponed.
2014-04-08Human Rights Center Appeals Prosecutor’s Office to Question Convicted Teimuraz Gvaradze about Lapankuri Special Operation
Today, at 13:00 pm, Human Rights Center will present statement of Teimuraz Gvaradze, inmate of Gldani Prison # 8, to media in the press-club of the Prime Time. The prisoner claims he is a professional sniper and once he was lifeguard of the ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili. In August, 2012 he was released from imprisonment for a short time to participate in the special operation in Lopota Gorge.
2014-04-08Civil Society's Appeal to the Parliament of Georgia
In 2013, the government announced its decision to launch a new local self-governance reform initiated by the Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
2014-03-13Georgian National Platform STATEMENT On Russian Federation’s Aggression Against Ukraine
Georgian civil society condemns the aggression unfolded by Russian Federation against thesovereign European country of Ukraine.
2014-03-12Members of the Campaign “It Affects You Too, Authorities Continue to Eavesdrop on Us!” are ready for the dialogue with the Ministry of Interior
Members of the Campaign “It Affects You Too, Authorities Continue to Eavesdrop on Us” welcome the March 6 statement of the Ministry of Interior Alexander Chikaidze in terms of the readiness of the agency to have a dialogue with the civil society representatives on the problematic issue of secret eavesdropping and surveillance. Further, the Minister mentioned that it would be acceptable to consolidate the interests of the Ministry of Interior and Citizens of Georgia.
2014-03-05Public Defender recommends to the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia
In February of the current year, the Public Defender’s authorized representatives visited Tbilisi Infant House, where are living 55 children, of age from 0 to 6, including 54 disabled ones. During the visit a variety of problems has been revealed, especially, the institution 's profile and the presents services don’t satisfy the special needs of disabled children
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