News

28
July2021

Georgian Dream decision undermines the stability and future prospects for Georgia

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, would like to react to the statement by the Chair of the ruling party Georgian Dream, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, on the withdrawal from the EU brokered so-called ”Charles Michel agreement” signed by the Georgian Dream on April 19.

19
July2021

Batumi International Conference July 19, 2021 - Address to the President of the European Council


Dear President Michel,

We are grateful for your engagement and continuous efforts that you personally and the European Union Ambassador have provided in support of the rule of law and fundamental freedoms in Georgia.

11
July2021

Prime Minister of Georgia should resign immediately due to the Severe Consequences of the July 5 violence

We, the undersigned organizations, express our utmost concern and sorrow over the passing of Lekso Lashkarava, the operator of „TV Pirveli”. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

09
July2021

Statement on the Large-Scale Violence against Journalists

The cases of violation of journalists' rights in Georgia have reached a critical point. Hereby, we reiterate that the government has failed to guarantee the safety and security of media representatives as earlier attacks on journalists went largely unpunished.

05
July2021

The Government of Georgia is entirely responsible for the ongoing violent processes

The GDI and GMC are responding to the actions of the violent and homophobic groups aimed at disrupting the "March of Dignity". We condemn the violent actions of these groups and are outraged by the inaction of the government of Georgia.

25
June2021

Constitutional Court has declared the TV Stations’ Claim Admissible

"Constitutional Court of Georgia has confirmed the admissibility of the TV Stations’ claim and will examine the case of "Mtavari Arkhi Ltd", "TV Pirveli Ltd", "TV Kavkasia Ltd", and "Formula Ltd" against the Parliament of Georgia” on the merits.

24
June2021

The Selection of Candidates for the Supreme Court Judges is Arbitrary and Unfair

On June 17, 2021, the High Council of Justice held a ballot for the Supreme Court candidates to be nominated to the Parliament. As a result, nine candidates were selected.

21
June2021

A New Perspective on Judicial Reform

The legislative changes of 2013-2021 can be characterized as an illusory and incomplete attempt at an institutional modernization of the judiciary, which ultimately created an imitation of a positive transformation instead of a real and systemic change.