Statements

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Campaign This Affects You about the Initiative on Secret Investigative Activities

Reportedly, the Constitutional Court declared the acting legislation unconstitutional, which regulates secret surveillance and listening. In its decision, the Court stated that creation, possession, administration and use of technical tools for the obtaining of the personal data in real time and ability to have direct access to the personal data with the support of these tools, also copying and retaining metadata by the very same agency, which itself is carrying out investigation increases threat of unreasonable interference in personal life. 

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Coalition Calls on Parliament to Consider President’s Objections in Relation to the “Third Wave” Judicial Reform Bill

The Coalition welcomes the proposal to regulate a probable number of judgesin the law.  The Venice Commission underlined the need to balance the power of government branches with respect to the establishment of the number of judges, judicial appointments, and allocation of resources needed for an increase in the number of judges.  The powers have to be balanced in a way that will limit the Parliament’s or President’s undue influence on the increase of the number of judges.  The President’s objections confirm the need to establish a balance of power in line with the Venice Commission’s opinion.  In addition, the President proposes to the Parliament to regulate the issue of the number of judges after having considered better guarantees of judicial independence.  

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The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Responds to the Council of Europe Committee Decision Rejecting the Strasburg Judicial Candidates

The Coalition calls on the government to carefully consider the deficiencies of the previous process and make appropriate changes in the process of composing a new commission, deciding the rules of its work and the working process. This will ensure that the process is vigorous and in accordance with the standards set by the Council of Europe. The Coalition is ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities to overcome the deficiencies and meeting the above objectives.

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Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia - Georgia's Euro-Atlantic Aspirations Must be Constitutionally Guaranteed

The Georgian Parliament has launched discussions on amending the Constitution. Non-governmental organizations, including members of the Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia, have called the Constitutional Commission to include the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations in the preamble of the Constitution.

 

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Statement by Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia on a New Agreement with Gazprom

We believe that the arguments presented by the government about the new agreement are not satisfactory and that the new conditions will worsen Georgia’s energy security. 

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Board of Trustees Must Ensure Live Broadcasting of Interviews and Debates of GPB Director Candidates

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.

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Statement of CSOs Regarding Non-disclosure of Crime Statistics

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.

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Coalition for a Euro-Atlantic Georgia on Selecting Trust Group Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Security

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.

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Coalition for a Euro-Atlantic Georgia Calls on the Georgian Government to Elaborate a Clear Policy on Russia

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.

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Practice Introduced with the Final Decision of the Disciplinary Committee Threatens Judicial Independence

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.

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