October 10, 2017
In the case concerned, Sakrebulo Chairman had no legitimate basis for closing the meeting. Therefore, the decisions made by Sakrebulo Chair to prohibit interested parties from attending the meeting is illegal and violates the Code of Local Self-Government of Georgia, the General Administrative Code of Georgia and the Rules of Tbilisi Municipality Sakrebulo.
October 4, 2017
The Coalition stresses that the Minister’s public positioning undermines efforts to have a meaningful discussion of the root problems and helps to push the problems away from the foreground. At the same time, such statements help create an attitude that talking about the violation of rights of “criminals” is not important.
October 4, 2017
სამოქალაქო პლატფორმა „არა ფობიას!“ წევრი ორგანიზაციები გამოვთქვამთ შეშფოთებას წინასაარჩევნო პერიოდში ჰომოფობიური და ქსენოფობიური გამოხატვის შემთხვევების მატებასთან და პოლიტიკური გაერთიანებების მიერ საკუთარ საარჩევნო სიაში ისეთი კანდიდატების დასახელებასთან დაკავშირებით, რომლებიც გამოირჩევიან არაშემწყნარებლური რიტორიკით.
October 2, 2017
On October 2, it was reported that the new General Auditor, Irakli Mekvabishvili dismissed two deputy general auditors, Nino Lomjaria and Devi Vepkhvadze. The only deputy general auditor who kept his office is Nodar Javakhishvili. He used to serve as the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, and as the General Director of Bidzina Ivanishvili’s own bank Cartu.
September 25, 2017
On September 6, the Central Election Commission (CEC) chose Nino Beridze as a member of Aspindza DEC no.39. On September 8, she was selected as a secretary of the same DEC.
September 15, 2017
The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) filed two complaints with the electoral administration in connection to violations of campaigning rules in Kvareli and Batumi and misuse of administrative resources.
September 10, 2017
Following investigation, the Inspector found that the company transferred the videos of the incident that took place at the club to a third person just once. In particular, on December 27, 2016, videos were transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, in violation of the law of Georgia on Protection of Personal Information. Following investigation, the Inspector found that the company transferred the videos of the incident that took place at the club to a third person just once. In particular, on December 27, 2016, videos were transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, in violation of the law of Georgia on Protection of Personal Information.
September 8, 2017
We issue this statement in reaction to the Georgian Dream’s list of mayoral candidates. There are 61 candidates in total on the list, only two of which are women.
September 6, 2017
Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio expressed his disappointment with the decision to postpone introduction of the fully proportional electoral system for 2024. He also criticized the fact that political parties failed to reach a consensus about the Constitution. Furthermore, on September 4, Secretary of the Venice Commission Thomas Markert advised the ruling party to wait for the final opinion of the Venice Commission before adopting the Constitution.
September 4, 2017
On August 29, the Government selected two new candidates for the European Court of Human Rights to substitute for the candidates rejected by the Council of Europe. The Coalition believes that the composition and rules that govern the work of the Governmental Commission are still unjust, as is the outcome of its work, which does not correspond to the requirements of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly Resolution on Nomination of Candidates and Selection of Judges.