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24
November2017

The Coalition and the Public Defender React to the Government’s Initiative to Create an Independent Investigative Mechanism

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary and the Public Defender react to the recently circulated information concerning creation of an Independent Investigative Mechanism. They call on the Government of Georgia to manage this process with the involvement of civil society in a timely and transparent manner

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20
November2017

The Coalition Criticizes the Independent Inspector Selection Competition for the Lack of Transparency

For many years questions have been raised with respect to the lack of judicial discipline cases despite obvious signs of violations allegedly committed by judges. Reasons can be sought in the general and unforeseeable nature of grounds for judicial discipline as established in the legislation and selective application of disciplining mechanisms by the High Council of Justice.  

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25
September2017

Statement on Limitation of Freedom of Religion in the Constitution

We urge the parliament of Georgia to consider the opinion of The Venice Commission, religious organizations, NGOs, academic institutions and lawyers  not to allow restriction of freedom of religion on unjustified grounds by the third hearing of constitutional amendments.

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31
August2017

Statement on the Selection of Candidates for the European Court of Human Rights

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.

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02
August2017

Address of Civil Society Organizations and Lawyers on Limitation of Freedom of Religion in Draft Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia

Signatory organizations and lawyers would like to share our position regarding the draft amendments to the Constitution of Georgia, that concern freedom of religion and belief. We would like to draw your attention to the opinions presented in the following address and ask to act in accordance with your mandate.

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