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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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  
საქართველოს ეროვნული პლატფორმის წევრი ორგანიზაციების განცხადება არჩილ ტატუნაშვილის საქმეზე
აღმოსავლეთ პარტნიორობის სამოქალაქო საზოგადოების ფორუმის საქართველოს
ეროვნული პლატფორმის წევრი ორგანიზაციები მწუხარებას გამოვთქვამთ მიმდინარე წლის 23 თებერვალს ცხინვალში საქართველოს მოქალაქის არჩილ ტატუნაშვილის გარდაცვალების გამო. 
Unlawful transfer of property to Otar Partskhaladze's company must be investigated
On 15 February 2018, the State Audit Office published a compliance audit report assessing the management of property owned by Tbilisi Municipality in 2015-2016. Among other issues, the report covers two cases related to former Chief Prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze's company, BSR-CDG Development, LLC.
Civil society and media organizations address the Parliament and Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia with regard to Afgan Mukhtarli’s case
Almost 9 months have passed since the investigation started in the abduction case of the Azerbaijani journalist and activist Afgan Mukhtarli from the territory of Georgia but regardless high public interest to this case we have not received information about ongoing investigation process. We still have doubts about alleged participation of the Georgian law enforcement bodies in the organized crime and in general, about possible political loyalty of the Government of Georgia towards Azerbaijani authority in the cases of Azerbaijan dissidents.
The Coalition’s Opinion on the Initiative to Create a State Inspector’s Office
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary assesses the draft law developed by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia that aims to introduce the State Inspector’s Office.
Nongovernmental organizations request meeting with the chief prosecutor of Georgia with regard to Afgan Mukhtarli’s case
On January 12, 2018, the Belkan (Azerbaijan) district court found Afgan Mukhtarli guilty in the imposed charges and sentenced him to 6-year-imprisonment. The court did not satisfy any solicitations of the defense side, which aimed to confirm innocence of Mukhtarli. The under-signatory organizations believe that the Belkan District Court, with regard to Afgan Mukhtarli, violated the right to fair trial guaranteed under the European Convention of Human Rights.
We call upon the President of Georgia to grant Mustafa Emre Çabuk Georgian citizenship
For almost six months, the Georgian public has been witness to the injustices suffered by the teacher and manager of the private Demirel College, Mustafa Emre Çabuk, and following the tragedy of his family.
'This Affects You Too' campaign responds to the Constitutional Court’s provisional decision
The campaign This Affects You Too would like to respond to the provisional decision (protocol statement) made by the Constitutional Court of Georgia on 29 December 2017 on the case “The Public Defender of Georgia, citizens of Georgia Avtandil Baramidze, Givi Mitaishvili, Nugzar Solomonidze and others (the total of 326 constitutional lawsuits) versus the Parliament of Georgia”.
Non-governmental organizations call on the Parliament not to override the presidential veto
The signatory organizations welcome the decision of the President of Georgia to veto the amendments to the Law on Broadcasting, which among others foresees the possibility to conduct the public procurement in non-transparent way, increasing the time for placing the commercial advertisements or sponsorship. The presented law significantly increases the risks of non-transparency and the corruption at Georgian Public Service broadcaster. Furthermore, the law will damage the private broadcasters and the Georgian media environment in general.
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Vanished people – “Never forget me”
Grandma disappeared a month ago. 73-years-old grandma joined the list of missing people; she disappeared from her own yard, in her native village.
Disbelief based on partiality Reality is different
Fragile Peace in Balkans


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
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