NGOs call on the Minister of Justice and the Prime Minister of Georgia to show appropriate responsibility in appointing the new Chief Prosecutor
On December 30, 2013, the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia, Otar Partskhaladze, resigned from the office. The events that developed in connection with him, including the questions that arose about his criminal record and legal education, clearly demonstrated the importance of selecting the right candidate and of the responsibility of the officials responsible for the selection and appointment of the Chief Prosecutor – the Minister of Justice and the Prime Minister – in this process.
A joint statement of the MDF and GDI in connection with the Public Broadcaster
The Media Development Foundation (MDF) and Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) express concern about the situation that has developed in connection with recruitment of members of the Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster. The fact that the parliamentary majority only nominated one candidate for the Board of Trustees, instead of three as required by law, and refused to support half of the candidates for the Board membership at the session of the Parliament raises legitimate questions as to how well the parliamentary majority had realized the practical aspect of the model it had proposed when it approved the corresponding legislative changes.
Discussion in Batumi on the topic of tolerance
On December 26, 2013, in the Press Café in Batumi, 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.
Gigi Ugulava’s Statement Must Be Reacted To
As publicly known, the Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava made a statement on 21 December 2013 before a court hearing that the judge trying the case is under duress of certain persons including the current and former employees of the Interior Ministry’s General Inspection. He has named concrete individuals who, as he alleges, are exercising duress on the judge. We believe this statement requires timely and adequate reaction from the relevant entities.
Statement of the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) on the recent information disseminated by IvaneMerabishvili
GDI expresses its grave concern on the inadequate response of the Georgian authorities on the information revealed in the statement made in the courtroom by IvaneMerabishvili on 17 December and calls upon the authorities to immediately launch the criminal investigation on those facts.
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.
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.
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.
23 October, 2020
Democracy and Human Rights During Pandemic and The State of Emergency
02 October, 2020
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
08 September, 2020
The Coalition Statement on the Draft Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts Initiated in the Parliament of Georgia
04 September, 2020