The Coalition is assessing the ongoing process of selection of Supreme Court judicial candidates
On May 10, 2019 the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) started the process of selection of Supreme Court judicial candidacies to be submitted to the Parliament of Georgia. The procedure has revealed several significant problems undermining transparency and legitimacy of the process, more specifically:
Georgian NGOs' Address to the Participants of the Batumi Conference
The conference dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership is being held in Georgia today. Dear guests, who have arrived to our country of Georgia - a country that has stood strong against Russian occupation for 200 years, a country that is a role model for all other countries in the region! Georgia is also the country that has proven that progressive and exemplary reforms can be carried out without taking Russian interests into account! It is our country’s aspiration to become much more than a regular state in Eastern Europe!
Statement of Non-Governmental Organizations on the 20 June Events
We, the undersigned organizations, would like to express our grave concern over the events that took place on June 20. To our greatest regret, the public has once again witnessed the disproportionate use of force by the police against a large-scale civil protest, which resulted in the arrest of tens of individuals and instances of severe injuries.
The Coalition calls for the recusal of two members of the High Council of Justice from the next stages of selection of Supreme Court Justices
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary responds to the commencement of the selection of Supreme Court Justices and calls on two members of the High Council of Justice (the Council) to recuse themselves from the next stages of the review.
Statement by non-governmental organisations on the 14 and 16 June events
We, the undersigned organisations, would like to express our solidarity with the organisers of Tbilisi Pride and LGBT+ activists whose freedom of expression was crudely restricted by violent groups outside the Chancellery of the Government on 14 June. We call on the law enforcement bodies to carry out all the necessary measures to, on the one hand, hold the perpetrators of the violence responsible before the law and, on the other, to ensure that the Tbilisi Pride Week is held in a peaceful environment.
The Coalition’s Statement on Developments Related to the State Inspector
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary responds to the procedural violations in the competition for the selection of the State Inspector and the failure to provide financial guarantees for the Inspector’s office
Platform “No to Phobia” about the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Today is May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The issue of the human rights of LGBTQI community is becoming particularly urgent on this day. We believe it is important to remind the Government and the society of those challenges, which we have in this direction in our country.
The Coalition's Open Letter to the Speaker of the Parliament on the Termination of Authority of Zaza Kharebava, a High Council of Justice Member
This statement concerns the Liberty Monitor’s investigative report and information circulated by different media outlets (https://bit.ly/2H3D9Ai), which reveal that the requirements of the Law of Georgia on Common Courts were violated in the process of selecting Zaza Kharebava, a non-judge member of the High Council of Justice, by the Parliament of Georgia.
18 November, 2019
Special Statement of Georgian Non-Governmental Organizations
15 November, 2019
Address of Georgian Civil Society Organizations and Civic activists to the European Socialists Party (PES)
14 November, 2019
Emergency Joint Statement by NGOs
11 November, 2019