Civic platform “No to Phobia!”, “Coalition for Equality” and other civic organizations condemn homophobic statements made by members of the Georgian Dream
Civic platform “No to Phobia!”, “Coalition for Equality” and other civic organizations are responding to statements by Irakli Kobakhidze, the chairman of the ruling party and David Sergeenko, member of the same party and the vice-chairman of the Georgian Parliament, which concern the pride parade planned by the “Tbilisi Pride” and partner organizations to take place on July 5th 2021.
GDI responds to Levan Vasadze’s homophobic and threatening statement
On June 15th 2021, Levan Vasadze, a businessman and founder of the political party “Unity, Essence, Hope”, referred to the government saying that he gives the government 10 days to cancel the pride parade planned for July 5th and to introduce law prohibiting propaganda of lewdness. “We are giving the government a 10-day period to cancel, before June 25th, the planned, so called announced pride in order not to allow to give pretext for development of processes of escalation and confrontation in the country, so that we won’t have to rush every year because of this nonsense...” – Vasadze stated.
GDI has submitted Constitutional Complaint
On June 15th 2021, GDI has applied to the Constitutional Court of Georgia with a complaint. The constitutional complaint concerns the content of the provisions of the General Administrative Code of Georgia according to which the Code, including its provisions on freedom of information, does not apply to the activities of the Government (investigative bodies) which concern the keeping of materials of the terminated criminal law cases and release of these materials as public information. Such a regulation is contrary to article 18 of the Constitution of Georgia.
The Coalition Reacts to the Competition of Supreme Court Judicial Candidates
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls on the Parliament to elect Supreme Court judges based on a political consensus between the parliamentary majority and the opposition, otherwise, to refrain from making a decision regarding this issue until a fundamental justice reform is implemented.
Coalition: A New Constitutional Court Judge Should be Elected through an Inclusive Process
On July 26, 2021, the term of Tamaz Tsabutashvili, a Constitutional Court judge, will expire. The President of Georgia must appoint a new member of the Court. According to the law, the new judge must be appointed from June 26 to July 16.
Current events in Ninotsminda Boarding School require the immediate intervention of the state
The member organizations of the Coalition for Equality believe that the current events related to the Ninotsminda Boarding School are alarming and require an immediate and drastic response from the state.
Signatory Organizations Demand Suspension of the Election of Judges to the High Council of Justice
The signatory organizations call on the judges of the Common Courts of Georgia not to hold the XXIX Extraordinary Conference on May 26, intended to elect four judges to the High Council of Justice of Georgia.
The Coalition Calls on the Parliament to Start Working on Justice Reform
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls on the Parliament of Georgia to start working on justice system reform promptly and to ensure that the High Council of Justice is made up of qualified and trustworthy members.
24 November, 2021
The Coalition Reacts to the Commencement of Parliamentary Hearings of Supreme Court Judicial Candidates
22 November, 2021
The Coalition calls on the Parliament to properly and timely implement the decision of the Constitutional Court
12 November, 2021
NGOs’ Address to the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
10 November, 2021