News

30
March2018

The Coalition Calls on the Independent Inspector to Study Cases of Gender -Based Harassment

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about the increasing frequency of statements at the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) sessions that are discriminatory based on gender and the increasingly unequal atmosphere, which is directed towards crushing dissent at the HCOJ.

30
March2018

The Coalition’s Legislative Proposal on the System of Disciplinary Liability of Judges

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary submitted legislative proposal to the Parliament of Georgia. The proposal aims at improvement of the grounds for disciplinary liability of judges and reforming the institution of an Independent Inspector.

21
March2018

Statement of Civil Platform “NO to Phobia” member NGOs’ on Developments Taken Place at the Building of Rustavi 2

We would like to react on March 19 developments taken place at the building of Rustavi 2 and call on law-enforcement bodies to be strict while reacting on such actions as violence, hindering of journalistic work and freedom of expression.

20
March2018

The Coalition is Appealing the Decision on the Case of a Former Judge

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is representing the interests of former Judge Maia Bakradze in a case against the High Council of Justice (HCOJ). The Coalition applied to the Court in an effort to establish discrimination by the HCOJ. The Coalition considers that the HCOJ treated Maia Bakradze differently because she was the chairperson of Unity of Judges and was known for her critical views of the court system.

19
March2018

Joint Statement of NGOs on Publicized Information about Sexual Harassment

We, the cosigner organizations, express deep concern on the alleged facts of sexual harassment, which have been revealed after nomination of our colleague Zviad Devdariani’s candidacy for a vacant position of GPB’s Board of Trustee.

01
March2018

The Coalition Calls on the Parliament Not to Aggravate Sanctions for Administrative Violations

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary negatively assesses the package of draft amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This initiative significantly increases the fines for administrative violations.

01
March2018

The Coalition is Starting “Make Courts Trustworthy” Campaign

Recent developments in the judiciary once again exposed the extent of the systemic problems in the judiciary. It is clear that the reforms implemented in the court system in recent years failed to achieve their main objective of having justice delivered by independent and impartial judges whose integrity and competence are not in doubt.

28
February2018

Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia Responds to the Death of Archil Tatunashvili in Tskhinvali Prison

We, the civil society organizations of Georgia express deep concern about the death of a Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili in Tskhinvali prison under suspicious circumstances. We strongly condemn the inhuman act of the de facto regime of the Russian occupied Tskhinvali region to delay handing over the body of the deceased to his family. It is also alarming that the de facto authorities have yet to release two other Georgian citizens - Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili, who were detained along with Archil Tatunashvili.