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2016-08-19
კამპანია „ეს შენ გეხება“ ეხმაურება პატიმართა წამების ამსახველი ვიდეო კადრების გავრცელებას
კამპანია „ეს შენ გეხება“ ეხმაურება ერთ-ერთი მედიასაშუალების ვებგვერდის მეშვეობით პატიმართა წამების ამსახველი ვიდეო კადრების გავრცელებას დაუშტრიხავი ფორმით იმგვარად, რომ ყველასათვის შესაძლებელი გახდა კადრებზე ასახული პირების იდენტიფიცირება. კადრები ასევე აიტვირთა დაფართოდ გავრცელდა YouTube-ზე. სამწუხაროდ, შესაბამისი უწყებების მიერ კადრების დაბლოკვა ამ დრომდე არ არის უზრუნველყოფილი.
2016-08-11
Press-release
The Prosecutor’s Office shall investigate the fraud case, which reveals probable crime of former police officer

Human Rights Center is concerned with the dragged out investigatio at the Tbilisi Prosecutor’s Office  based on the appeal of Rusudan Purtskhvanidze. The case referres to the fraud allegedly committed byformer police officer.
2016-08-02
Coalition responds to the revision of the Government’s submission of judicial candidates to the European Court of Human Rights
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is responding to Government’s decision to replace Nana Mchedilidze with Eva Gotsiridze on the list of judicial candidates submitted to the European Court of Human Rights. 
2016-08-02
NGOs about free and fair election environment
On June 8, the Prime-Minister of Georgia signed the resolution of the President of Georgia about fixing the Election Day of the upcoming parliamentary elections. Immediately, after signing the document, the pre-election campaign started and the country switched into the special regime. 

2016-07-27
United appeal of NGOs regarding physical assault of Zviad Kuprava
We, the under-signatory NGOs, express concern about the physical assault of Zviad Kuprava, the head of non-governmental organization “Reform Center of Law Enforcement Officers” -, by Sandro Bregadze and his supporters. We call on law enforcement bodies, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to immediately react to the fact and start effective and transparent investigation which willbring all offenders before the court.
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).

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