News

13
June2013

On June 14 NGOs will hold a manifestation in support of the local Muslim population in the village of Samtatskaro

Tomorrow, on June 14, civil society representatives will hold a manifestation to protest against acts of interference with religious practice by the local Muslim population in the village of Samtatskaro, Dedoplistskaro District over the last three weeks, and to show their support for tolerance and rights of religious minority.

05
June2013

The GDI approaches the Constitutional Court with a claim against the Minister of Education and Science on behalf of publishers

Five publishing houses in Georgia have approached the Constitutional Court of Georgia with a demand to find the provisions of the Order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia on the basis of which the Ministry of Education and Science appropriated the copyrights under their ownership unconstitutional. The Georgian Democratic Initiative (GDI) is going to render legal assistance to the publishers during the proceedings in the Constitutional Court.

03
June2013

A joint statement of NGOs regarding the religious confrontation in the village of Samtatskaro, Dedoplistskaro District

We would like to respond to the cases of religious confrontation that have taken place over the last two weeks in the village of Samtatskaro, Dedoplistskaro District, during which the religious freedom of the local Muslim population, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, was grossly violated. It should be noted that the NGOs that have signed this statement were directly observing the processes that developed in Samtatskaro on May 31, and the facts and assessments presented in the present statement are based on the results of our monitoring.

02
June2013

A statement of NGOs regarding the developments in the villages adjacent to the conflict zone

On May 29-31, 2013, news outlets disseminated the information that the Russian occupation forces had put up barbed wire fences on the area of the villages of Ditsi, Dvani, and Perevi along the occupation line of the Tskhinvali region.

24
May2013

A statement of NGOs in connection with the events of May 17

We, the NGOs that have signed this statement, responding once again to the events that took place on Freedom Square and the adjacent territory on May 17, 2013, would like to turn the public’s attention to the importance of the protection of the principle of constitutional equality, the causes of such unfortunate events, and the attendant negative consequences.

17
May2013

Initial evaluation of the rally planned for the Day against Transphobia and Homophobia

The State did not manage to secure holding of the rally planned for the Day against Transphobia and Homophobia, therefore it violated the participants’ freedom of assembly and manifestation.

12
May2013

Statement of GDI on the Incident at the Restaurant “La Trouffe”

According to the information from Media, during the night time, on 11 May, 2013 the incident took place at the restaurant “La Trouffe” which grew into the physical violence. According to the information received, two members of Georgian Parliament and former Minister Zaza Gorozia sustained injuries.

12
May2013

GDI Statement on the investigated case of the distribution of the recordings of private life

GDI welcomes the completion of the investigation conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the case of distribution of video recordings of Giorgi Faresishvili’s private life. In parallel we consider that the Ministry must continue and finalize the investigation to prosecute all persons who might have a link with the abovementioned crime.