News

11
December2013

Discussion in Kutaisi on the topic of tolerance

On December 11, 2013, in the Tea House in Kutaisi, Georgian Democracy Initiative held a discussion on the issues of tolerance. The discussion was led by a lawyer of Georgian Democracy Initiative, Giorgi Mshvenieradze, and theologian Beka Mindiashvili.

17
November2013

Georgian Democracy Initiative –Tolerance Advocate

On November 15, 2013, the Council of Religious Minorities at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia awarder the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) with the title of the Tolerance Advocate for the outstanding contribution to the promotion of culture of tolerance in Georgia.

16
November2013

A joint statement of civil society organizations about the initiative of NGO Identoba

The obligation of the State to provide a person with the right to proper accommodation is often violated in Georgia. The state policy of resolving the extreme form of poverty – homelessness – has been non-existent till now. Such people can’t even get the status of a socially vulnerable person from the State, because the law requires that they indicate a place of permanent residence.

07
November2013

A joint statement of civil society and religious organizations

We, signatories to his statement, once again express our negative attitude to the draft law initiated in the Parliament of Georgia which imposes administrative liability for public expression of hatred towards sacred religious objects, a religious organization, a clergyman, or a believer.

02
November2013

Civil society organizations call on the Parliament of Georgia not to adopt the law that imposes administrative liability for insulting religious feelings of believers

We, signatories to this statement, express our negative attitude to the legislative initiative on imposing administrative liability for insulting religious feelings of believers which was submitted to the Parliament by the Government of Georgia.

31
October2013

Joint address to Georgian Government of Georgian Institute of European Values (GIEV) and Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI)

Leading Georgian NGOs Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) and Georgian Institute of European Values (GEIV) fear pending amendments to the Law on Self-Government and Law on Tbilisi might be a serious drawback from European standards.

07
October2013

GDI Concerned Over Developments in the Georgian Public Broadcaster

Georgian Democracy Initiative expresses concern over the developments unfolding at the Georgian Public Broadcaster. Recent developments are alarming and undermine GPB’s reputation as the most balanced media corporation in the country. Lack of public and political attention towards this problem has contributed to deterioration of already complex state of affairs.

04
October2013

GDI Statement on Illegal surveillance of Bachana Akhalaia

Georgian Democracy Initiative expresses concern over revelation of illegal recordings carried out in the detention cell of former Interior and Defence Minister Bachana Akhalaia and calls upon the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia to launch investigation as well as identify and hold those responsible to liability. GDI also calls upon the Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia to immediately prohibit any covert recordings of inmates in the without prior court permits.