News

17
October2019

The Prosecutor General’s diploma still raises questions

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to discussions concerning the authenticity of the diploma of Shalva Tadumadze, Prosecutor General of Georgia. 

19
September2019

Assessment of the Working Group Creation Process by the Legal Committee

The Georgian legislation envisions creation of a Working Group by the Legal Committee in the process of selection of Supreme Court justices.

13
September2019

The Coalition assesses the process of selection of Supreme Court justices at the High Council of Justice

On May 10, 2019, the High Council of Justice (HCoJ) commenced the process of selection of Supreme Court judicial candidates to be nominated to the Parliament of Georgia. The process lasted for 4 months and was finalized on September 4, 2019.

09
September2019

Georgian Civil Society Organization’s address to the International Community

We, the undersigned representatives of the civil society organizations of Georgia would like to address the friends of Georgia and share with you our concerns with regards to the quality of democracy, media and political freedoms, corruption and eventual state capture that we are facing today.

22
August2019

Prosecution of TV Pirveli owner’s family member reinforces questions concerning freedom of speech and selective justice in the country

On 22 August 2019, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, within the framework of the Khazaradze-Japaridze case, indictedbusinessman Avtandil Tsereteli, whose family owns an independent TV company – TV Pirveli.

20
August2019

Statement of NGOs on the Ongoing Staff Changes in Rustavi 2 TV

We, the undersigned organizations, want to express our concern about the staff changes in Rustavi 2 TV that were announced and carried out by its new owner. Paata Salia, the new General-Director of Rustavi 2 TV, dismissed Nodar Meladze, the Head of TV's News Department, and TV anchor Nanuka Zhorzholiani. Moreover, Eka Kvesitadze, Giorgi Gabunia and Giorgi Laperashvili, the Deputy General-Director, will be fired as soon as they return from vacation.

20
August2019

Working on electoral reform should continue

On August 5 and 6, a meeting of the electoral reform working group was held to discuss initiatives prepared by the ruling party about amendments to the Law of Georgia on Political Associations and the Election Code. We would like to comment on the legislative initiatives discussed by the working group.

09
August2019

Statement of NGOs on the Charges Made Against former Director-General of Rustavi 2, Nika Gvaramia

We, the undersigned organizations, are writing in response to the statement released by the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia in relation to the charges filed against Nika Gvaramia, the former Director-General of Rustavi 2 TV.