News

02
October2020

Non-Government Organisations Call for Adequate Response from Georgia’s Investigative and Security Bodies as well as from the State Audit Office on Dossier’s Report about the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia

On 24 and 31 August 2020, the investigative reporting platform, Dossier, which tracks the Kremlin’s criminal networks, published two reports on connections and financial relations between the Kremlin and the Alliance of Patriots of Georgia.

28
September2020

Attacking the Public Defender has become a habit for government officials

We, the signatory organizations, wish express our extreme concern over the yet another attack on Nino Lomjaria, Public Defender of Georgia, by Irakli Kobakhidze, Executive Secretary of the ruling party, the Georgian Dream. Unfortunately, unsubstantiated and insulting statements about the Public Defender have become a habit for the members of the Georgian Dream, as well as for the representatives of the legislative or executive authorities.

08
September2020

The Coalition Statement on the Draft Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts Initiated in the Parliament of Georgia

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that the proposed draft amendments to the Law of Georgia on Common Courts are fragmented and do not address the challenges and problems that are characteristic not only to the process of selection of Supreme Court judges, but also to the judiciary, in general.

04
September2020

Statement of the GDI on the restrictions on leaving the territory of Georgia for the Georgian citizens

The GDI responds to the law adopted by the Parliament of Georgia on 2 September 2020, according to which, starting from 1 January 2021, the border police will place restrictions for the Georgian citizens on leaving the Georgian territory with the aim to enter the Schengen Zone if they do not comply with the criteria indicated in the law. The GDI considers that the adopted law is unconstitutional and fails to comply with the international standards. 

03
September2020

Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” Responds to the Pre-election Campaign of “Alliance of Patriots of Georgia”

Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” expresses its concern about the xenophobic/Turkophobic rhetoric of the political party “Alliance of Patriots of Georgia” and states that the activities of the party contain signs feeding ethnic strife, which according to Article 23(3) of the Constitution of Georgia is prohibited. 

31
July2020

Statement of non-governmental organizations on the criminal case of Giorgi Rurua

The signatory organizations respond to the guilty verdict handed down by the Tbilisi City Court against Giorgi Rurua on 30 July. We believe that the violations identified during the proceedings and the current context raise reasonable doubts that the decision was politically motivated.

17
July2020

Civil Society Organizations Urge the Government to Pursue a Political Process Related to Narimanov Statue

The signatory civil society organizations respond to political and religious instrumentalization of the events around Nariman Narimanov statue and urges the Georgian Government including the State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality to pursue a political process in response to tensions around surrounding it.

16
July2020

GEORGIA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF 20 EASTERN PARTNERSHIP DELIVERABLES FOR 2020

The report “Georgia’s Implementation of 20 Eastern Partnership Deliverables for 2020” is prepared in the framework of the project “Assessing Georgia’s progress in 20 EaP Deliverables for 2020”, implemented by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), in partnership with the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia.