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2015-05-27
Human Rights Summer School
Human Rights Summer School is a 7-day educational program, which aims to equip young people from different regions of Georgia with basic knowledge on human rights and experience of local leading human right defenders and experts. Formal trainings and thematic lectures will be organized.
2015-05-22
Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit
The Heads of State or Government and the representatives of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, the representatives of the European Union and the Heads of State or Government and representatives of its Member States have met in Riga on 21-22 May 2015.
2015-05-21
Statement of the Public Defender regarding physical violence against minors in Gurjaani municipality
The Public Defender of Georgia condemns a fact of physical violence against minors that took place in one of the villages of Gurjaani municipality. The fact was reported by media sources.
2015-05-18
International Human Rights Summer School
International Human Rights Summer School is an unique 10 days training and educational program, designed to equip Abkhaz, Georgian and Ossetian human rights advocates and activists with a strong grounding in International Human rights Law and practices, so that they become multipliers (trainers, lecturers, activists and decision makers) and advocates of human rights, both in the formal and non-formal sector in their respective regions. 
2015-05-15
Statement of Georgian NGOs About May 17th
May 17th, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In 2012 and 2013, Georgian LGBT people were not able to mark the day, and exercise their right to freedom of expression, association, and assembly. In 2014, due to extremely high risks, LGBT community decided not to hold any public event.
2015-04-29
Statement by the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev, President, Republic of Azerbaijan 
Ogtay Asadov, Speaker, National Assembly, Republic of Azerbaijan 
Donald Tusk, President, European Council 
Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission
Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations 
Martin Schulz, President, European Parliament 
Ministers of Foreign Affairs, EU Member States
2015-04-28
Address of Human Rights Center about Persecution of Jehovah Witnesses
Human Rights Center is concerned with the persecution of Jehovah Witnesses in Terjola, which started in June 2014 and still continues. 
2015-04-28
Statement by NGOS about Opinions of Former Prime-Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili about Eka Gigauri and Kakha Kozhoridze
We, the undersigned, would like to respond to the statements of former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili in the TV-program Week 20/30 about acting and former leaders of the civil society organizations. 
2015-04-23
Coalition Opinion on the Prosecution Reform Concept
The Coalition is examining the Prosecution Reform Concept, put forward by the Criminal Justice Reform Inter-Agency Coordination Council on April 8, 2015, which proposes several amendments to the rules of appointing the chief prosecutor. According to the concept, the Prosecutorial Council becomes part of the process, and reviews the nominations by the Minister of Justice. The candidate supported by the Council is nominated to the government, and upon its consent, the parliament reviews the candidacy and makes a decision with a simple majority.
2015-04-16
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary welcomes development of the Juvenile Justice Code by the Ministry of Justice.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary welcomes development of the Juvenile Justice Code by the Ministry of Justice. Development of the Code corresponds to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which obliges the signatory states to establish special policies, procedures and institutions for the juveniles dealing with the Justice system.
2015-04-14
Address of Human Rights House Network regarding Defamatory Statements against NGOs in Georgia
We, the undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders, call upon political leaders in Georgia to stop slandering non-governmental organisations with unfounded accusations and suggestions that their work would harm the country.
2015-04-06
Nongovernmental Organizations Respond to the Prime-Minister’s Statement about Judge
We respond to the statement of the Prime Minister of Georgia who expressed hope the Chairwoman of the Supreme Court of Georgia will get interested in the case of Rustavi Metallurgist Factory, whose property was sequestered because of 4 500 lari debt. The Prime Minister said the judge, who was engaged in the case, should make public clarifications about the decision. 
 
2015-04-01
Address of Human Rights Center to Chief Prosecutor’s Office about Crimes Allegedly Committed by Law Enforcement Bodies
Human Rights Center calls on the Department to Investigate Offenses Committed in the Course of Legal Proceedings at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to timely and effectively investigate delayed cases.
2015-03-31
Nongovernmental organizations call on the government to ensure effective process of restitution of breached rights
We express concern about the murder of the businessman Besik Khardziani and bring our condolence to his family and relatives. We call on the Government of Georgia to promptly, effectively and impartially investigate his murder case, expose perpetrators and ensure their punishment in accordance to the law.
2015-03-27
Coalition Statemant
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary welcomes timely completion of the process of election of a new Chief Justice. 
2015-03-23
Petition about Anti-western Statements of Majority Fraction Leaders
It is with utmost concern that we have been following the latest statements by the leaders of the Parliamentary Majority fraction “Georgian Dream – Entrepreneurs”, Mr. Gogi Topadze and Mr. Zurab Tkemaladze concerning doubts raised regarding Georgian integration in Euro-Atlantic structures.  
2015-03-17
Human Rights House Tbilisi statement regarding showing the footage of ill-treatment and violence to underage children
Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations condemn screening the photo-video footage of violence to the underage children. It is absolutely inadmissible to show the photo and video footage of the prison scenes on torture and other cruelties to the adults of the age from 12 to 18. If their participation is confirmed in the event, it can be qualified as violence against children.
2015-03-16
Statement on the Initiative to Investigate Crimes Committed in the Process of Administration of Justice
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is welcoming the Georgian Government’s statements, which concern thousands of complaints submitted to the General Prosecutor’s Office since October 1, 2012 and declare the initiation of effective legal actions to address them.
2015-03-05
Statement of the Public Defender about Interference into Professional Activity of Journalist Irakli Gedenidze
The Public Defender comments on a fact of interference into professional activity and physical assault of photojournalist of the News Agency InterpressNews Irakli Gedenidze while the latter reported on the ongoing rally at the Rose Revolution Square on March 4, 2015.
2015-02-25
Address of Nongovernmental Organizations to the Tbilisi City Mayor about Free Outdoor Social Advertisements in the City
Based on the request of the Eurasian Partnership Foundation, the supervision service of the Tbilisi City Hall sent letter (N. 07/143141584-1) notifying that there are not special places and relevant preferences for social advertisements in the territory of Tbilisi.
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