The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information and the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association respond to the fact that the two most important policy documents - the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan and the Public Administration Reform Action Plan, which are to define the commitments of the public agencies to be carried out in 2021-2022 - are not yet developed in the second quarter of 2021.
On April 30, in Russia, Ivan Pavlov, a lawyer who heads IDFI's partner human rights organization Team 29 (Команда 29) was arrested.
On April 18, the proposal document submitted to the political parties by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, was published. The ultimate goal of the document is to end the current political crisis in Georgia.
On April 1, an annual report on the work of the State Inspector's Service was published, which includes detailed information on the state of personal data protection in the country, on conducting covert investigative activities, and controlling the activities performed within the central databank of electronic communications identification data, as well as the status of criminal investigations under the Service, activities carried out by the Service in this regard, identified challenges and plans for the future.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to the amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts submitted by Anri Okhanashvili, Chairman of the Legal Issues Committee, and believes that the proposed fragmented changes are completely detached from the current reality.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) responds to the facts mentioned in an interview given to the “Mtavari” channel by a former employee of the State Security Service of Georgia about the illegal extraction of personal life footage.
We are reacting to the audio recording broadcast on TV Pirveli, the alleged participants of which are, the incumbent Prime Minister, the head of the Special State Protection Service, and Bera Ivanishvili.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about the decision of the Court of Appeals against Transparency International Georgia (TIG), where the Court found the views expressed in TIG’s study defamatory.
On February 19, 2021, police arrested 25 people, including members of a political party, during a protest rally in front of the Georgian Parliament. Given the small number of protesters, this figure is alarmingly high.
SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) - a joint initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union, has assessed the Policy Development and Coordination area within the Public Administration Reform (PAR) in Georgia.
|13 February 2021|