News

10
August2013

A training course for practicing journalists

Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI), in partnership with the Charter of Journalistic Ethics and with the financial support of Open Society Georgia Foundation, is implementing the “Raising Legal Awareness of Journalists” project.

05
August2013

A statement of NGOs regarding the case of prisoner who died in the Geguti prison

As the public knows from the information released by official agencies, on May 13, 2013, 24-year-old prisoner Levan Kortava was cruelly beaten in the Geguti penal institution, which resulted in his death on May 23 of the same year. The investigation into this case has revealed a number of circumstances that cause concern.

22
July2013

The Georgian Democracy Initiative responds to the events that took place in Zugdidi on July 20

The Georgian Democracy Initiative expresses its concern on the events that took place in the city of Zugdidi on July 20, 2013, and in Batumi on July 21 and on the inadequate response to the incidents by law enforcement bodies.

18
July2013

The report on human rights and freedoms of the first part of 2013

GDI is pleased to present the Report on the Situation of Human Rights and Freedoms in Georgia for the first half of 2013. The present report covers the events that took place in the first half of 2013 and are related to the issues of human rights and observance of the rule of law. At the same time, the report includes several cases that do not fall within the reporting period, but, due to their significance, we have deemed it necessary to discuss these issues in the format of the present report.

15
July2013

A statement of the GDI regarding the investigative subordination of the Mikautadze case

According to disseminated information, the investigation that has been launched into the fact of bringing Mamuka Mikautadze to suicide is being conducted by the General Inspection of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

11
July2013

The opinions of the GDI regarding the draft law “On Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure”

On July 4, 2013, the government of Georgia submitted the draft law “On Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure of Georgia” for the consideration of the Parliament of Georgia. The aforementioned draft law amends Article 332 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Georgia and provides that the new procedure of interrogation which only allows the interrogation of a witness before a court will take effect from December 1, 2014, instead of September 1, 2013.

01
July2013

A statement of the GDI regarding the incident that took place in the village of Samtatskaro, Dedoplistskaro District, on June 28, 2013

We have expressed our position on several occasions about the confrontation in the village of Samtatskaro, Dedoplistskaro Municipality, which is caused by the violence manifested on the part of the local inhabitants against Muslims living in the same village, and called on the state to take effective measures to protect the rights of the local Muslims.

29
June2013

A joint statement of NGOs regarding the necessity for the State to respond in a timely manner and effectively to the events that took place yesterday in the village of Samtatskaro

NGOs make a joint statement about the events that took place yesterday in the village of Samtatskaro and call on the authorities to take effective steps immediately to ensure the safety of the local Muslims and to regulate the conflict.