August 27, 2017
Human rights NGOs and groups are extremely concerned about beating of the Equality Movement activists Levan Berianidze and Tornike Kusiani in Batumi, allegedly motivated by homophobia, their arbitrary arrest and inhuman and degrading treatment by the police, and urge the prosecutor’s office to investigate the case in a timely and effective manner, with the aim of ensuring fair punishment of police officers who are responsible for these acts.
August 18, 2017
On August 18, there will be consultations with the participation of the ruling and the opposition parties about the Constitutional Reform. Today’s consultations provide an opportunity to overcome the deadlock, which is commendable.
August 17, 2017
We, the below signatory organizations issue this statement in reaction to the acts of persecution against a Georgian civil rights activist and journalist Tmar Mearakishvili, who lives in Akhalgori District, by de-facto Tskhinvali authorities on 16 August 2017, and urge the Government of Georgia to use all available diplomatic and legal means to protect safety and rights of the activist.
July 27, 2017
The term of office of the Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Georgia ended on July 25. The new Auditor General will be elected by the nomination of the Chair of the Parliament of Georgia and through the majority vote of the Parliament. According to reports in the media, the Georgian Dream is considering to nominate members of the ruling party for this position.
July 14, 2017
Members of the civil society platform No to Phobia issue this statement in reaction to the so-called March of Georgians to be held on 14 July 2017 according to the former Deputy State Minister for Diaspora Issues Sandro Bregadze, who announced about the march on 29 June 2017 on his personal Facebook page. We call on the Government to take adequate measures to ensure legal frames of the manifestation and to avoid all attempts of violence on racist and xenophobic grounds.
July 10, 2017
The below signatory organizations issue this statement in reaction to the decision of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (hereinafter, the Ministry) to deny refugee status for Mustafa Emre Cabuk. We believe that the decision is clearly unfounded, arbitrary and serves as an unprincipled expression of political loyalty towards Turkey’s undemocratic regime.
July 4, 2017
second national competition did not meet the requirements of the Resolution on “Nomination of candidates and selection of judges to the European Court of Human Rights”, requiring that politization of the process must be avoided in selecting the judicial candidates.
July 3, 2017
The High Council of Justice will hold its first meeting with its renewed composition on July 3. On June 21, the term of 8 members of the HCOJ expired