Due to high public interest, we expect the Board of the Georgian Public Broadcaster to conduct the selection process in an open and transparent manner.
We, the signatory organizations, believe that it necessary to respond to the statement made by the Minister of Internal Affairs, according to which, the Ministry will no longer publish monthly crime statistics.
The Coalition of a Euro-Atlantic Georgia calls on the Georgian Parliament to pay special attention to the composition of the Trust Group, in order to avoid any damage to the country's national security as well as to restore the voting requirement for the selection of Trust Group members.
All calls for efforts to create or strengthen formats of bilateral talks with Russia, which diminish the importance of the Geneva format and have a vague mandate, are detrimental to Georgia’s national interests. These efforts only complicate matters by creating a false perception of the situation from the side of our partners and only serve the interests of the occupying state.
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls on the next Parliament and the Committee in charge of the judicial reform strategy to start working without delay on creating a new disciplinary responsibility system for judges that is line with international standards, and to implement the reform in a reasonable timeframe.
The Coalition call upon the Government to publish the Draft 2017 – 2019 Association Agenda, on order for the interested representatives of the civil society to be able to study it and present their views and recommendations for possible improvement.
The Campaign This Affects You responds to the leak of a wiretapped recording of a phone conversation between the general director of Rustavi 2 Nika Gvaramia and a leader of a political party. The campaign member non-governmental organizations find this latest case of wiretapping to be deeply concerning. The campaign calls on the government to take steps to combat secret surveillance and illegal wiretapping.
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary responds to recent developments at the Constitutional Court of Georgia. According to the Coalition, the current situation creates an impression of a deliberate attempt to delay court proceedings on the so-called ‘high-profile cases’, which negatively affects stakeholders and public trust towards the Constitutional Court.
Coalition for Media Advocacy responds to the decision of the Board of Trustees on conducting exit polls by State TV Channel together with the following TV stations: Imedi, Maestro and GDS. The Coalition calls for the State Channel to change the decision and divert all the resources to timely, adequate and unbiased coverage of the processes.
Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary responds to Georgian Government’s decision to replace Nana Mchedlidze with Eva Gotsiridze in the three-person list of candidate judges to be selected at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
|13 March 2019|