News

15
February2014

Discussion in Ozurgeti: “The prohibition of discrimination and tolerance”

On February 15, 2014, in the office of the Young Pedagogues’ Union in Ozurgeti, Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion on the issues of the prohibition of discrimination and tolerance. The discussion was led by a lawyer of Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Giorgi Mshvenieradze, and philosopher Levan Ghambashidze.

14
February2014

Joint Statement of Georgian NGOs on the detentions of UNM party members

On February 10, 2014, law enforcement agencies detained local executive (Gamgebeli) of Khoni Municipality Zurab Jibukhaia and is deputy Besarion Chelidze as well as deputy chairman of United National Movement’s (UNM) Dusheti district organization Zurab Otiashvili.

10
February2014

Joint Statement of Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Transparency International – Georgia (TI), Article 42 of the Constitution (Article 42) on Events Surrounding Mr Gia Gorgadze

The undersigned NGOs express serious concern over the events that unfolded around Mr Gia Gorgadze on February 7.

03
February2014

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

On February 1-2, 2014, in Telavi, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a training for students about the prohibition of discrimination and the right to private life. The training participants 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. The training was led by specialists of human rights law, Giorgi Mshvenieradze and Besarion Bokhashvili.

02
February2014

Discussion in Telavi on the topic of tolerance

On February 2, 2014, in the Media Café in Telavi, Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion about the issues of tolerance. The discussion was led by a lawyer of Georgian Democracy Initiative, Giorgi Mshvenieradze, theologian Beka Mindiashvili, and a specialist of civic education, Nino Eremashvili.

01
February2014

Discussion in Gurjaani

On February 1, 2014, NGO Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion for journalists in the press club of the Information Center of Kakheti in Gurjaani. The topic of the discussion was tolerance and the prohibition of discrimination.

24
January2014

Joint statement of non-governmental organizations

Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Transparency International – Georgia (TI) and Media Development Foundation (MDF) express their grave concern over allegations voiced by Batumi-based independent TV station, Channel25 founder and director Giorgi Surmanidze and owner Jemal Verdzadze.

17
January2014

Joint Statement of Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Transparecy International (TI), Georgian Young Lawyers` Association (GYLA), International Society for Fair and Democratic Elections (ISFED) and Media Development Foundation (MDF)

Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), Transparecy International (TI), Georgian Young Lawyers` Association (GYLA), Media Development Foundation (MDF), Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) and International Society for Fair and Democratic Elections (ISFED) express serious concern over the insufficient and inadequate reaction of the Georgian authorities to claim made by Secretary General of UNM opposition party and the former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili on his alleged kidnapping from prison cell.