The Media Advocacy Coalition responds to the adoption of a joint resolution on June 9, 2022, initiated by five political groups in the European Parliament (Verts / ALE, S&D, ECR, PPE, Renew Europe) on violations of media freedoms and the safety of journalists in Georgia.
On 7 June 2022, the Parliament of Georgia voted for legislative amendments that notably lower the standard of human rights protection in the process of covert investigative actions. The adopted bill falls well short of international norms of human rights protection and the practice of European Court of Human Rights.
Though three dramatic decades of Georgia’s struggle for democracy and sovereignty, the European path of the country – a civilizational choice re-affirmed by Georgians in centuries - has consistently remained a matter of the broadest consensus in Georgian society.
On April 29, 2022, the Georgian government refused to make public the answers to the EU questionnaire made on behalf of the country.
Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the international sanctions imposed on it in response to this will hurt the Georgian economy, however, at this stage, the current situation in Georgia will not lead to an economic crisis.
On March 14, 2022 President of Georgia submitted a report on crucial state-related issues to the Parliament of Georgia. In her speech the president mentioned that her requests to conduct official international visits in Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw were rejected in written form.
Vienna, 10 March 2022 – The members UNCAC Coalition and the below organisations and individuals express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine, currently facing a shocking attack on their country. The UNCAC Coalition is a global network of anti-corruption organisations committed to human rights and democracy.
We, the undersigned civil society organizations from Georgia and Ukraine, believe that Russia's ongoing military invasion of Ukraine represents an unprovoked and unjustified aggression against a sovereign state, and is an attempt to dismantle European and Global Security architecture, which requires the strongest possible response of the international community
On December 30, 2021, in the pre-New Year period, at an extraordinary session, without public involvement and consultations, the Parliament of Georgia hastily adopted legislative amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts.
The formal basis for the liquidation of the Memorial was the accusation of the Prosecutor's Office of violating the mandatory labeling of a "foreign agent" by the organization, which occurred more than a year ago.
|11 January 2023|