2015-11-20Address of Human Rights Center about Breached Rights of Property Owner
Human Rights Center is concerned about violated interests of the property owner, who is supposed to lose property because of the crime committed by another person to execute the requirements of the mortgage agreement at the expense of his property.
2015-11-20Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Responds to the Tbilisi Appellate Court Judicial Appointments by the High Council of Justice
The Coalition negatively assesses the High Council of Justice’s decision from November 16, 2015 toappoint seven judges to Tbilisi Appellate Court based on a non-competitive process.We believe that this process is not only unhelpful for promoting public trust in the judiciary, but also raises questions regarding the objectives and motivation of the HCOJ and overall success of the ongoing reforms in the judicial system.
2015-11-16Public Defender’s Statement on Appointment/Promotion of Judges without Competition
The Public Defender of Georgia considers that the appointment/promotion of judges has an essential importance for a state oriented to democratic order, rule of law and human rights. Selection of the kind of personnel that fully meet the high status of the judge is a primary guarantee of independent and impartial judiciary. The main axis of impeded function of judiciary is a judge and therefore, it is necessary the state to ensure effective selection of the personnel. The Organic Law on Common Courts clearly defines the legal requirements that must be met by successful candidates. These requirements are: honesty and competence.
2015-11-12Address of Human Rights Center about Miscarriages in the Medical Service in the Penitentiary System
Human Rights Center appeals to the Minister of Corrections and Legal Aid, to the Healthcare Department of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Aid to eradicate miscarriages in the provision of medical service to those prisoners, whose health was damaged as a result of torture and inhuman treatment or improper conditions in the penitentiary establishments in 2006-2012.
2015-11-09The Prosecutor’s Office must investigate Giorgi Mdinaradze’s case quickly and effectively
We, the signatory organizations, are responding to the information distributed by the media on November 8, according to which, Giorgi Mdinaradze, the lawyer with legal aid service had suffered physical injuries at the hands of the policemen. As a result, the physical injuries are observable and they were shown in the reportage by the media. The Public Defender’s office also published a detailed report on injuries; the representatives of the office visited the injured party in person.
2015-11-09Statement of the Article 42 of the Constitution and Human Rights Center on the Developments about the TV-Company Rustavi 2
Based on the November 5, 2015 decision of the Tbilisi City Court to appoint temporary managers in the TV-Company and considering the declared position of the management team of the TV-Company Rustavi 2, we observe the following reality...
2015-11-06Public Defender’s Statement on Appointment of Temporary Management in Rustavi 2
Yesterday, on November 5, 2015, Tbilisi City Court judge Tamaz Urtmelidze made a decision on appointment of temporary management in the Rustavi 2 TV company. In the morning of November 6 respective changes were reflected in the Public Registry. According to the decision, it is aimed at ensuring the enforcement of the same judge’s decision of 3 November. It is noteworthy that the operative part of the decision was announced on November 3, while the court has 14 days to prepare a reasoned decision.
2015-10-26The Coalition’s Opinion on the First Meeting of the Prosecutors Assembly
The September 2015 amendments to the Law on Prosecutor’s Office have changed procedures for the appointment of Prosecutor General. The amendments introduced Prosecutorial Council consisting of 15 members including Minister of Justice, 2 Parliament Members, 2 common court judges, 2 representatives of the academia, and 8 prosecutors.
2015-10-21NGOs react to dissemination of video Images of torture
We would like to react to dissemination of video images of torture on the Ukrainian web page, as well as to public demonstration of these videos in Tbilisi and Zugdidi.
2015-10-19NGOs question ongoing promotion of judges in the high council of justice
We, NGOs signatory to the statement, disapprove the ongoing process in the High Council of Justice relating to a non-competitive appointment of judges in the Appellate Court in a forced manner. We believe recent developments in the Council raise questions about objectives and motives of decisions made by the Council members and increase public misbelief towards this process.
Human Rights Center concerned with the restricted right of its lawyer to defend citizen in the General Inspection of the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Aid
2015-10-08Address of Human Rights Center about the Practice of the Judiciary Authority with Regard to Amended Testimonies
Human Rights Center is concerned with the practice of the investigative bodies and judiciary system who discard statements of the witnesses who claim that they had made initial statements under oppression and later on wish to change testimonies.
2015-09-25Human Rights Center Calls on the Vake-Saburtalo District Prosecutor’s Office to Timely Return Car to Giorgi Gudadze
Giorgi Gudadze applied to Human Rights Center for legal assistance.
First division of Vake-Saburtalo department of the Tbilisi Main Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is investigating case №007170215009 about premeditated injury of Giorgi Gudadze’s health.
2015-09-24The Coalition Statement on Recent Developments Concerning the Judiciary
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about recent developments which demonstrated disrespect of political forces and certain public groups towards judicial independence and rule of law thereby threatening independence of important constitutional institutions in the country.
2015-09-23Address of Human Rights Center about Alleged Inhuman Treatment of a Convicted Woman
Human Rights Center requests investigation into alleged inhuman treatment of an inmate in Prison # 5.
2015-09-23NGOs Address Embassies and International Organizations
NGOs are addressing embassies accredited in Georgia and international organizations with the request to assist the representative of opposition political party from Azerbaijan, Dashgin Agararl to receive political asylum.
2015-08-20Coalition Assesses the Closure of Judicial Appointment Process as a Step Back
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to the processes of selection and appointment of judges held in July 2015, which were marked with low degree of transparency and openness.
2015-08-19Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary rejoins the ongoing discussion of the witness interrogation rules
In July 2015, Ministry of Justice proposed draft legislation on reforming the rules of witness interrogation. The draft is based on the opinions of the special group created under the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia.
2015-08-13Evaluation by Human Rights Center
Evaluation by Human Rights Center regarding the work of the department, which investigates crimes committed during the proceedings of the prosecutor’s office
On February 13 of this year, the department (hereinafter – the new department) for investigation of crimes committed during the proceedings of the prosecutor’s office has been created based on the order N62 of the Minister of Justice of Georgia.
2015-07-28Human Rights Center calls on the Government for timely establishment of an effective investigation mechanism for offences of law enforcement
Once again, Human Rights Center expresses concern about increasing tendency of human rights violation in police departments and calls on the Government to ensure establishment of timely and effective mechanism –an independent investigative body.
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