The police interfere grossly with the constitutional right to peaceful assembly

We would like to respond to the incident of gross interference with the right to peaceful assembly by the police, which took place at a protest rally organized by Zaza Saralidze and Malkhaz Machalikashvili in front of the Parliament in Tbilisi on September 26, 2018.  As confirmed by news reports, the protesters were planning to put up a tent on the pavement, which would not have caused interruption/blocking of the functioning of the Parliament building.


The Coalition Again Calls on the President and the Ruling Party Not to Artificially Hinder the Process of Selecting the Chief Justice

The Coalition is concerned that the process of selecting the new Chief Justice is suspended until this day. We again remind the authorized persons that based on the Constitutional amendments that are set to take effect upon the swearing-in of the next President of Georgia, the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) is given the authority to nominate the candidate for the Chief Justice position.


Statement of No to Phobia Civil Platform

We, the member organizations of the No to Phobia civil platform, would like to respond to the statement made by Metropolitan Petre Tsaava of Chkondidi during Rustavi 2 TV’s news program Kurieri on September 17. 


Report of GDI on the Results of Monitoring of 2016-2017 Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan

On 17 September 2018 at the Information center on NATO and EU (Address: Tbilisi, 2/1 Shalva Dadiani Str.) GDI is conducting the presentation of the final results of monitoring of implementation of the Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan (chapter I- Criminal Justice, chapter II- Right to Fair Trial, chapter III- Prosecutor’s Office  ) for 2016-2017. GDI is also presenting the special website-  created within the frames of the project, as well as the methodology based on which the report was prepared. 


Statement regarding the censorship of LGBT symbols at Dinamo stadium

We would like to respond to the restriction of freedom of expression of LGBT activists by law enforcement agencies based on the discriminatory motive, which took place at Dinamo stadium on September 9, 2018, during Georgia -Latvia game.


The Coalition Calls on the President to Change his Decision of Refusing to Nominate a Candidate for Chief Justice Position

President of Georgia refused to nominate a candidate for the position of Chief Justice, citing lack of consensus as a reason, according to an official statement made by his Chief of Staff, following weeks of consultations with civil society. 


Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” responds to the new wave of aggression against Guram Kashia

We, the member organizations of the Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” express our concern about the homophobic environment existing in the country and the statements which followed the award of Guram Kashia by the UEFA for his support to the LGBT community.


Statement of the For Euro-Atlantic Georgia coalition regarding the activation of Georgia’s membership in NATO

The developments that have taken place in the Euro-Atlantic space in the past several years create a suitable geostrategic environment for accelerating Georgia’s NATO membership. At the 2014 Warsaw Summit, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine, the Alliance changed the status of Russia from a partner to a threat. The perception of Russian revanchism as a major threat endangering the security and stability of the entire Euro-Atlantic space was reinforced.