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2016-07-26
Address of Human Rights Center about the Problems of Prisoners with Disabilities
Human Rights Center believes that the Ministry of Corrections sometimes groundlessly delays delivery of the prisoners with obvious disability conditions to the relevant medical centers and does not provide them with wheelchairs. There are cases when the prisoners with disabilities do not take adequate medical treatment and service. 
2016-07-14
Human Rights Center Requests the Prosecutor’s Office to Study the Fact of Threatening the Political Refugee with Life Infringement
With legal aid of Human Rights Center, citizen of Canada Maya Tsaboshvili appealed the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia with the request to commence investigation into the fact of threatening her with infringement on life; she was threatened by the users of the Georgian social network Tbilisi Forum www.forum.ge.
2016-07-06
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary evaluates the judicial selection competition
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary assesses the judicial selection competition announced by High Council of Justice to fill 65 vacant positions.  By now the interviews of all candidates have been completed. The Council’s decision with respect to selected candidates will be publicized later. 
2016-07-05
Joint Address of Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association about Interference into the Professional Activities of Attorneys
Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association are concerned with the malicious practice in penitentiary establishments when prison officers demand the lawyers to present them the notes they made during the meetings with their accused/convicted clients in prison.
2016-07-02
Address to the Minister of Corrections about Hindering the Activities of Attorneys in Penitentiary Establishments
Human Rights Center is concerned with the existing practice in penitentiary establishments when prison officers demand the lawyers to present them the notes they made during the meetings with their accused/convicted clients in prison. 
2016-06-27
Coalition Statement on Draft Amendments for Reforming Trial by Jury During Criminal Proceedings
The Parliament of Georgia is fast-tracking government-initiated draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code. The objective of the amendments is to address the deficiencies detected in practice and to bring the legislation in line with international standards.

2016-06-27
Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary Reacts to Magda Papidze Case Hearings
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that the defendant’s right to privacy was violated in the process of hearing Magda Papidze’s case in court. The Prosecution’s violation of the right to privacy was especially harsh. Additionally, the court hearings were conducted with numerous procedural violations. All of the above may adversely affect the fair hearing of the case.
2016-06-09
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform strongly condemns the fact of deprivation of life of Giga Otkhozoria
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform strongly condemns the fact of deprivation of life of Giga Otkhozoria at so-called administrative boundary line and urges International community to respond

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform strongly condemns the fact of deprivation of life of Giga Otkhozoria, citizen of Georgia, at so-called border checkpoint of Khurcha-Nabakevi village, Zugdidi. 
2016-06-09
Statement of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform
Holding 2016 parliamentary elections in a competitive, free and fair environment is crucial for Georgia’s democratic development. Elections held with high standards will further reinforce Georgia’s achievements and strengthen its European aspirations. 
2016-06-01
Coalition Reacts to the Delay of the Third Wave Judicial Reform
The third reading of the Third Wave Judicial Reform bill was on the agenda of the May 25-27 plenary sessions at the Parliament of Georgia.  However, once again the Parliament delayed considerations of the draft amendments. 
2016-06-01
NGOs: Investigation of Kortskheli incident is Ineffective
We the undersigned organizations consider the investigation of the incident in Kortskheli as ineffective and call on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia to take adequate and timely steps in order to bring to justice all perpetrators and organizers of this violent act.
2016-05-20
Statement of the Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) about May 17 Developments
The Human Rights House Tbilisi responds to the developments that took place in Tbilisi on May 17, 2016 and expresses concern about the detention of civil activists.
2016-05-18
Address of Human Rights Center to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office about Rusudan Purtskhvanidze’s Case
Human Rights Center believes the practice of investigative bodies is inadmissible when they forward cases for further investigation to the institutions, which may be biased about them.
2016-05-17
The Parliament adopts legislative amendments on Constitutional Court, which threaten democratic development of Georgia
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is deeply concerned by the legislative amendments on Constitutional Court adopted by the Parliament.  The Coalition considers that the decision of the Parliament is directed not only against the current members of the Constitutional Court and/or specific judges, but these actions intend to paralyze the work of the Constitutional Court and diminish its important role thereby jeopardizing the fundamental values of modern democratic state...
2016-05-03
Fourth Working Group of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Appeal to International Organizations
We, the representatives of Georgian civil society organizations, are extremely concerned due to the developments in Gali region, where ethnic Georgian population’s fundamental right to study in their native language is violated. Prior to Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, Gali region had 58 schools. In 53 of the 58 schools teaching was conducted in Georgian. After the conflict, 31 schools were restored. In all but one school, teaching was conducted in Georgian (it must be noted that, 90% of Gali population is Georgian).

2016-04-20
კამპანია „სამართალი ითხოვს“ შეხვედრებს იწყებს
სასამართლო სისტემაში დღეს არსებული  კრიზისი, არაჯანსაღი პროცესები და ხარვეზიანი კანონმდებლობა საფრთხეს უქმნის სამართლიანი სასამართლოს იდეას საქართველოში და მართლმსაჯულების მაძიებელი პირის კონსტიტუციურ უფლებას, მისი საქმე განიხილოს დამოუკიდებელმა, მიუკერძოებელმა და კომპეტენტურმა მოსამართლემ.
2016-04-08
„ეს შენ გეხება“ პირადი ცხოვრების ამსახველი ჩანაწერების უკანონოდ მოპოვების ფაქტზე ყოფილი მაღალჩინოსნების დააკავებას ეხმაურება
Reportedly, today, on April 8, the prosecutor’s office arrested former senior officials for allegedly having illegally obtained personal life video footage. The detainees do not admit the accusation and their guiltiness cannot be ascertained until the court passes verdict.
2016-04-05
Opinion on the Legislative Package Drafted for Reforming the Code of Administrative Violations
First of all, we would like to note that the Coalition welcomes and supports this significant reform. In the event of its successful and adequate completion, it will be one of the most successful and critical reforms carried out in recent years. By implementing it Georgia will finally reject the outdated Soviet Code of Administrative Violations, the existence of which, in this form, not only grossly violates human rights and freedoms but also represents a normative act inconsistent with the current Georgian legal framework.
2016-04-04
Coalition Statement on the Selection of Judicial Candidates for the Supreme Court
The Coalition provides an opinion on the process as a result of which the President of Georgia presented several candidates to fill the Supreme Court’s vacant seats. According to current legislation, President is authorized to present any candidate which meets the criteria provided in law to the Parliament.  The legislation has no particular selection procedure for candidates.
2016-04-04
Campaign ‘It Affects You Too’ Calls on the Government to Take Specific Actions
Members of "It Affects You Too", the campaign of non-governmental organizations condemn spreading of secret surveillance videos of personal character and blackmailing not only specific individuals, but the whole society as well. The campaign calls on the government to take specific steps in combating illegal surveillance and eavesdropping.

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