News

16
June2020

The alleged attempt to assassinate a Georgian journalist is part of the Russian plan to destabilize Georgia

Member organizations of the Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia would like to respond to media reports of June 15, according to which, the Georgian State Security Service had arrested an alleged assassin who was planning to execute an ordered killing of a Georgian TV presenter Giorgi Gabunia.

16
June2020

WE, THE SIGNATORY ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO THE FACT OF THE STATE SECURITY SERVICE SUMMONING TAMTA MIKELADZE FOR QUESTIONING

Today, Tamta Mikeladze, one of the founders of the ‘the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC)’ was summoned to be questioned by the State Security Service of Georgia related to the investigation launched on May 30. According to the SSSG’s particularly vague statement, the investigation is carried out into the fact of racial discrimination, as “[…] certain individuals are trying to stir up ethnic strife between ethnic Georgians and Azeris in the Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions”.

05
June2020

Public organizations call on Georgian government to help Armenia overcome crisis caused by Coronavirus

We, the subscribing public organizations, stand in solidarity with the citizens of Armenia and call on the Government of Georgia to render assistance to the people of the neighboring country as a sign of solidarity and cooperation due to the alarming situation related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. It should be noted, that yesterday the Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed in his statement Georgia's commitment to support its neighbor.

17
May2020

The Coalition for Equality Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). In Georgia, this day has become a day of gathering and manifestation of LGBTQ people in public space and it has been one of the clearest examples of manifestation of the state homophobia from year to year. The severity of the daily lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer people and the neglect of the real needs of community members by the state became even more apparent in 2020, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

03
May2020

Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” Responds to the Statement made against the residents of Kvemo Kartli

Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” expresses its concern about the comments containing hate speech on the ground of ethnicity made by Zaza (Zaal) Abashidze, the Director of LEPL National Center of Manuscripts, in the social media.

13
April2020

Statement on the Closure of Court Hearings in Common Courts of Georgia and Other Related Problems under a State of Emergency

On March 13, 2020, prior to the declaration of a state of emergency, the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) adopted recommendations to prevent spreading of the Novel Coronavirus. The recommendations are related to the measures to be implemented in the court system to ensure a gradual transition of court proceedings to a remote regime. This is a positive development. However, it is important to ensure openness of court proceedings and enable court monitors and other interested parties to observe trials.

07
April2020

Armenophobic Statement Aired by Mtavari Arkhi TV

“No to Phobia!” civil society platform would like to respond to the xenophobic statement made by Giorgi Gabunia, host of Mtavari Arkhi TV’s “Post Factum” program, on April 5. In particular, commenting on the TV story concerning genetic analysis to track the spread of coronavirus, the program host made an Armenophobic assessment.

25
March2020

Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” Statement On Increase In Xenophobia Against Ethnic Azeri Citizens

Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” expresses its concern about the wave of xenophobia following the events that had taken place in Marneuli. We call upon media, politicians and public figures to promote to a possible extent the spread of correct, reliable and non-discriminatory information in society and to play an active role in integration process of our ethnic Azeri co-citizens.