News

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November2019

The Coalition’s Opinion on the Proposed Amendments to the Organic Law on Common Courts

On June 12, 2019 the bill known as the fourth wave of judicial reforms was submitted to the Parliament. The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers that, among the changes, the specification of grounds for disciplinary responsibility of judges and separation of the selection of listeners of the High School of Justice (HSoJ) from the functions of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) is to be commended. At the same time, the bill introduces several innovations that the Coalition is critical of.

09
November2019

No to Phobia: Response Regarding the Events of 8 November 2019

The civic platform No to Phobia responds to the events unfolded on 8 November 2019 regarding the premiere of the film "And Then We Danced". We believe that the measures taken by law-enforcement authorities were not sufficient to prevent the actions of violent groups and the threats emanating from them. The state authorities must take appropriate measures and take an unequivocal stance to fight hate crimes.

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. 

02
October2019

Hate Speech in Public Service

On 2 October 2019, the presentation on the research document prepared by the GDI, Hate Speech in Public Service: Analysis of the Response Mechanism to Violations of Ethical Norms, was held.

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.

18
September2019

The Statement by the Organisations Forming the Platform No to Phobia On the Discriminatory Assessments Related to the Batumi Mosque

The organisations making up the platform No to Phobia respond to discriminatory public statements made with regard to the construction of a Mosque in Batumi, which are in breach of fundamental human rights.

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.