2013-05-20Statement of Human Rights Center about the turmoil and acts of violence in the center of Tbilisi
Human Rights Center expresses its deep concern about the turmoil and facts of violence in the center of Tbilisi on May 17th. Unfortunately, the government could not ensure order and protection of citizens despite of the fact that, on previous days Prime-Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs gave guarantee to the society that they would protect participants of the rally celebrating international Day against Homophobia, as well as participants of the opposite assempbly.
2013-05-20Local EU statement on the events connected with the Day against
"The EU Delegation was dismayed by the scenes of brutal intolerance and violence committed by some demonstrators on 17 May with a declared desire to prevent other demonstrators from expressing themselves peacefully.
2013-05-17NGOs Condemn the Release of a Secretly Recorded Video
We would like to express our extreme concern over the secretly recorded video released on May 3, making details of private life public. It is particularly horrifying that the video involves a journalist, raising suspicions about attempts to exert pressure on media.
2013-05-17Thea Tsulukiani: A person shall not be assaulted due to his sexual orientation. It is vandalism
საქართველოს იუსტიციის მინისტრმა თეა წულუკიანმა 17 მაისს ჰომოფობიასთან ბრძოლის საერთაშორისო დღეს დაანონსებულ აქციასთან დაკავშირებით კომენტარი დავით პაიჭაძის გადაცემა “დიალოგებში” გააკეთა.
2013-05-15Firstly, we would like to comment on the Prime Minister’s statement regarding the case of imprisoned officials of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Prime Minister reported that he wishes not only Kirvalidze’s acquittal but of other detained individuals as well. “However, I doubt that it will be so. I pay attention to the process and have some questions. I would be glad if Kirvalidze is acquitted, yet the issue should be decided by an investigation” – the Prime Minister noted.
2013-04-30Call for Seminars for Students, Civil Activists and Journalists
Norwegian Helsinki Committee, with financial support of the European Commission and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implements regional project “Coalition for Trust” in South Caucasus countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as well as conflict regions – Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Karabakh. Project partners in Georgia are local nongovernmental organizations Human Rights Center and Public Movement “Multinational Georgia”.
2013-04-24Statement of Human Rights Center on Uninvestigated Cases
Human Rights Center is concerned about obscure perspectives of uninvestigated cases at the prosecutor’s office. Investigation into majority of those cases was artificially expanded during previous government for different reasons. Unfortunately, investigators still continue the policy of inactivity in similar cases though representatives of the new government and Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Archil Kbilashvili himself publicly made promise that no case will remain unresolved in the country and citizens will reach justice.
2013-04-11Statement of Human Rights Center about Investigation into Alleged Crimes Committed during 2008 Armed Conflict
Human Rights Center welcomes the decision of the government of Georgia to implement its international commitment and investigate the alleged crimes committed during the armed conflict of August, 2008. The Minister of Justice Thea Tsulukiani made statement about possible interrogation of the President Saakashvili and other former governmental officials in order to clarify many circumstances to the society.
2013-04-10Statement of NGOs on Pending Amendments to the Election Code
On March 25, 2013, the bureau of the parliament of Georgia decided to review proposed amendments to the organic law of Georgia the Election Code of Georgia in expedited manner.
2013-04-08NGOs Request Impartial Investigation into GYLA’s Case
First working group of the EAP National Platform requests impartial investigation into the case of the employee of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA). On March 28, an incident occurred between three employees of the GYLA’s Batumi office and the head of the Adjara Main Department of the MIA Valeri Telia in Batumi.
2013-04-03GYLA Releases a Special Statement
GYLA releases a statement in response to the official findings of MIA’s General Inspection about the incident between employees of GYLA and Valeriane Telia, a senior police officer.
2013-03-29Statement of Public Defender of Georgia on life of children in extreme poverty
Public Defender expresses his deep condolences on the passing away of Gogita Abashidze on March 23, 2013 the infant living in the Region Khelvachauri. This sorrow is common for the entire society. Public Defender hopes that all concerned bodies will carry out an immediate and profound examination of the case, in order to establish whether it would be possible to avoid such a fatal development or not, if the relevant child care mechanisms were in place.
2013-03-28Joint Statement of Prisoners about Conditions in Ksani Prison
43 inmates of Ksani prison asked Human Rights Center to spread their joint statement about inhuman treatment of prisoners. As they allege in their statement, before the government was changed, different corruptive deals often occurred in the penitentiary establishment. Below you will read the full text of their statement.
2013-03-20FIDH and HRIDC Release Joint Statement on Recent Release of Political Prisoners in Georgia
FIDH and HRIDC release joint statement on recent release of political prisoners in Georgia. See the full text of the statement:
2013-03-18Human Rights Center Protests Imprisonment of Citizen of Azerbaijan and His Possible Extradition to Azeribaijan
Human Rights Center has been defending interests of citizen of Republic of Azerbaijan Javid Nasirov (J. Nasirov hereinafter) since the end of December of 2012. J. Nasirov has been serving extradition imprisonment. He was detained by patrol police officials on September 15th of 2012 in Tbilisi International Airport as he was searched by Interpol.
2013-03-13Human Rights Center Reacts One More Time about the Groundless Dismissals of Patrol-officers
Human Rights Center expresses its concern about the mass dismissals of patrol officers without any ground or motive. Patrol-officers who were dismissed from Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti patrol police department of Ministry of Internal Affairs appealed to the Human Rights Center this time. They are: Zviad Beraia, Zurab Soselia, Dazmer Janashia, Davit Kolbaia and Irakli Tsaava, who were dismissed together with 20 other patrol-inspectors.
2013-03-12The Coalition for an Independent Judiciary Responds to the Developments around the Judiciary
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary responds to the recent developments around the judiciary. In its official statement the Coalition deems all actions that may jeopardize impartial administration of justice unacceptable. “According to media reports, investigating authorities have taken interest in a decision of a judge and have summoned the judge of Poti City Court for questioning.
2013-02-21Nongovernmental Organizations Address to Torture Victim Prisoners and Their Family Members
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