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2018-03-31
The Coalition Responds to the Initiative on Closing the High Council of Justice Sessions to Public
At the March 26 session of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ), judge-member Sergo Metopishvili announced that he plans to put forward an initiative for closing the HCOJ sessions to the public on the official agenda. We believe the judge-member’s initiative contradicts both the law and the principles of democratic governance. Such initiatives can only be damaging to the transparency of the HCOJ’s work, the possibility of voicing dissent at the HCOJ, and the reputation of the judiciary.
2018-03-31
The Coalition Calls on the Independent Inspector to Study Cases of Gender -Based Harassment
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about the increasing frequency of statements at the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) sessions that are discriminatory based on gender and the increasingly unequal atmosphere, which is directed towards crushing dissent at the HCOJ.

2018-03-28
The Coalition Calls on Non-Governmental Organizations to Create Mechanisms for Prevention of and Responding to Sexual Harassment
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned by the recently publicized allegations of sexual harassment. The Coalition considers sexual harassment of women in the workplace and other environments unacceptable and believes that protection from gender-based violence is a fundamental human right. The Coalition expresses its solidarity with all women who have experienced sexual harassment from any person, and considers that their rights must be protected by effective legal mechanisms. To this end, it is important to review and study these cases in relevant fora.
2018-03-21
The Coalition is Appealing the Decision on the Case of a Former Judge
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is representing the interests of former Judge Maia Bakradze in a case against the High Council of Justice (HCOJ). The Coalition applied to the Court in an effort to establish discrimination by the HCOJ. The Coalition considers that the HCOJ treated Maia Bakradze differently because she was the chairperson of Unity of Judges and was known for her critical views of the court system.
2018-03-16
Address of Human Rights Center with regard to the activities of former director of medical clinic Lancet Farman Jeyranli
Human Rights Center echoes the recently disseminated evaluation statements about Farman Jeyranli’s activities as a former director of the medical clinic Lancet by different media sources. Several days ago, TV-Company Rustavi 2 dedicated a video-story to his case in its weekly program P.S.
2018-03-03
NGOs demand lodging of an inter-state application before the european court against Russia over the case of Tatunashvili
The below signatory organizations urge the State of Georgia to utilize international legal mechanisms with the aim of eliminating gross human rights violations in the occupied territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region and in villages adjacent to the occupation line, and lodge an inter-state application against the Russian Federation before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in connection to the widespread practices of deprivation of life and restriction of freedom in these territories.
2018-03-03
The Coalition Calls on the Parliament Not to Aggravate Sanctions for Administrative Violations
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary negatively assesses the package of draft amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
2018-03-02
The Coalition is Starting “Make Courts Trustworthy” Campaign
Recent developments in the judiciary once again exposed the extent of the systemic problems in the judiciary. It is clear that the reforms implemented in the court system in recent years failed to achieve their main objective of having justice delivered by independent and impartial judges whose integrity and competence are not in doubt.  
2018-03-01
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ეროვნული პლატფორმის წევრი ორგანიზაციები მწუხარებას გამოვთქვამთ მიმდინარე წლის 23 თებერვალს ცხინვალში საქართველოს მოქალაქის არჩილ ტატუნაშვილის გარდაცვალების გამო. 
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