Foreign Media about Georgia
Tbilisi City Hall and GWP are not yet held liable for the
October 16, 2022
On October 20, Tbilisi Appellate Court will resume hearing of the administrative claim of HRC Executive Director Aleko Tskitishvili. The above claim against water supply company GWP is being heard in common courts of Georgia since 2017 but the final judgment has never been reached
Illegal Police Control at the Boundary Line: Criticism by the Public and Response of the Authorities
August 31, 2022
In the village of Adzvi, located in the Gori municipality, the police did not allow Human Rights Center to see the water conduit which according to the locals had been polluted. The NGO sector and media often speak about the unjustified restrictions existing on movements near the boundary line.
Interview with Kaupo Kand – Chief of ICC Country Office in Georgia
August 18, 2022
Kaupo Kand: “As the ICC doesn’t have enforcement powers, it will now rely on its State parties and/or other States to execute the arrest warrants at the earliest opportunity”
'I do not want my village to be removed from the map' – Lives of People near the Dividing Line
August 17, 2022
"There are only few people left here in winter, the elderly people are happy for the summer as they see some people,” - villages Chitaurebi and Zenubani adjacent to the dividing line are located in the Dusheti municipality. According to official data, twenty-four people are registered in both villages, but in fact less than half actually live there. The locals are concerned that in few years no one will remain in the village.
Village left without Outpatient Clinic and Irrigation System: Life beyond Barbed Wires
August 2, 2022
"We are afraid of something unfortunate would happen here as well," said 72-year-old Tsiuri Dvalishvili, who lives in the village of Tsitsagiantkari near the dividing line in Gori municipality. According to her, the conflict that began in the neighboring village of Karbi over the irrigation issue had fatal outcomes
Deputy Mayor of Gori Municipality speaks about the Problems revealed by HRC in the Adjacent Villages Near the Occupation Line
July 21, 2022
Social-economic problems are still relevant in the adjacent villages near the so-called dividing, occupation line of Gori municipality. The representatives of HRC visited the villages of Gori municipality several times. Quite a number of problems were revealed during these visits.
'There are no Shortcuts to Reconciliation' – Conceptualizing the Past to Resolve Conflicts
July 14, 2022
After the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, a perception appeared among the Georgian public that this war might be a turning point for resolving the conflicts in Georgia, provided Russia is completely defeated in the war and then withdraws from the region.
Emptied and aged Khurvaleti confronting the occupation
June 29, 2022
There is a boulder next to the chapel. A grey-haired man is sitting on the boulder, looking at the sun going down beyond the ridge and saying: “You know, 'Khur' in Ossetian means the sun." On the ridge, one can see a cemetery split in two after the August 2008 war with some of the graves left beyond the dividing line.
A Dying Village: How do People live in Ergneti after Fourteen Years from the War?
June 23, 2022
It is the 14th summer since the war of 2008. More than 13 houses in the area are locked. A few elderly are left here and there. A Dying village: this is how Lia Chlachidze, the resident of the village Ergneti, near the dividing line, calls the place where she was born and where children's voices having fun could once be heard.
Investigation into the situation in Ukraine makes it easier for the ICC to investigate the crimes committed in Georgia and punish the perpetrators
May 3, 2022
A significant development in the process of the investigation of the crimes committed in Georgia during the August 2008 War is the application by the ICC prosecutor for warrants of arrest
Why it is necessary to restore property rights to the Ossetian citizens affected in the 1990s?
April 17, 2022
At the beginning of the 1990s when Georgia embarked on the path of formation of an independent state, our society was thrown into a turmoil of confrontations and conflicts.
Separatist Idea of South Ossetia to Join Russia – Real Threat of Annexation or Just Blackmailing?
April 15, 2022
On April 10, 2022 so-called presidential election was held in the breakaway region of Georgia – South Ossetia. In accordance with the international law, the results of this election are illegitimate.
HRC representatives met the attorneys of the Telavi municipality mayor
March 31, 2022
On March 29, representatives of the Human Rights Center met the public servants of the Telavi municipality.
Meeting with the students in the Gori State University
March 31, 2022
On March 24, representatives of the Human Rights Center met students in the Gori State University.
HRC representatives met ethnic Ossetian people in Bakuriani
March 4, 2022
Human Rights Center continues legal aid and advocacy for the restitution of property and citizenship rights of the conflict affected ethnic Ossetian citizens.
Medical clinic and its former director will pay 150 000 GEL to the families of the deceased patients to compensate the moral damage
March 2, 2022
On February 28, the court dispute between the parties in the Civil Cases Panel of the Tbilisi City Court finished with the agreement. The defendants – Farman Jeyranli and medical clinic Vivamed will pay 150 000 GEL to the applicants to compensate their material and moral damage.
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