News

14
April2014

Discussion in Zugdidi about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life

On April 14, 2014, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion for students about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life in Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi. The discussion participants talked about the culture of tolerance, the principles of equality, and legal mechanisms for ensuring equality and eliminating discrimination.

12
April2014

Training about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life

On April 11-12, 2014, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a training for students about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life. The participants of the training, which was held in the organization’s office, discussed the mechanisms of protection of the right to private life, international standards and domestic legislation, signs of discrimination, and norms that provide protection from discrimination.

04
April2014

A statement of NGOs regarding the case of Shalva Tatukhashvili

We, non-governmental organizations, express concern regarding the information disseminated by the family and lawyer of Shalva Tatukhashvili about his alleged mistreatment by law enforcementbodies and the circumstances of his death. Due to serious doubts that have arisen about this case and the high interest of the public, we consider it necessary that the Parliament of Georgia satisfy the request of the family of the deceased to create an investigatory commission, in order to ensure the impartiality and objectivity of the investigation. 

01
April2014

The attack on the MP must be investigated as soon as possible

We would like to respond to the information disseminated by the media on March 31 according to which, in the early morning of that day, MP Nugzar Tsiklauri was met and assaulted physically by strangers near his home. According to the MP, the strangers also tried to kidnap him.  

30
March2014

Discussion with journalists in Akhaltsikhe: Tolerance and prohibition of discrimination

On March 28, 2014, in the office of the Union of Democrat Meskhs in Akhaltsikhe, Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion for journalists about the prohibition of discrimination, the domestic and international standards, and problems related to the culture of tolerance.

30
March2014

Training about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life in Akhaltsikhe

On March 29-30, 2014, non-governmental organization Georgian Democracy Initiative held a training about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life for the members of the Akhaltsikhe Youth Center. The participants of the training discussed the mechanisms of protection of the right to private life, international standards and domestic legislation, signs of discrimination, and norms providing protection from discrimination. The training was led by specialists of human rights law, Giorgi Mshvenieradze and Besarion Bokhashvili.  

29
March2014

Discussion in Lanchkhuti

On March 28, 2014, in the press conference hall of the GuriaNews newspaper, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion for journalists about the domestic and international standards on the prohibition of discrimination and problems relating to the culture of tolerance.

26
March2014

Statement of NGOs about summoning of the ex-president for interrogation

We would like to respond to the statement of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia according to which the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was summoned for interrogation as a witness in several cases. Of course, every citizen of Georgia, including the former President, is equal before the law and is obliged to cooperate with the investigation if necessary. However, due to the particularly high interest of the public, this process must proceed with maximum transparency and openness. It is important to rule out any doubts that a political persecution is taking place, which would cause significant damage to the country’s image.