For the first time in 20 years, the Government of Georgia opted out of participating in the monitoring round of the OECD's Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (OECD/ACN).
On June 13, the Parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts in the third reading. The Georgian Dream’s stated purpose of adopting the amendments was to fulfill the recommendations of the European Commission. However, according to the Venice Commission’s opinion, the draft law did not meet its recommendations concerning the judiciary.
An active information campaign against the rector of Ilia State University has begun in recent days. With the campaign, the head of the university is accused of not providing public information and, in general, of showing lack of accountability and transparency.
The decision by the Georgian authorities to allow direct flights between Tbilisi and Moscow is a deliberate act of sabotage against Georgia’s aspirations for EU candidate status.
The "Georgian Dream" deliberately prevented the creation of a temporary investigative commission in the Parliament twice, which was supposed to study corruption and other violations in the judicial system.
Last month, we, the citizens of Georgia, once again reaffirmed our loyalty to European values and unwavering commitment to the path leading to EU membership.
The US Department of State has imposed personal sanctions on entry into the country on members of an influential group of judges due to their involvement in significant corruption.
On April 3, 2023, the Public Defender's report on the Situation in Human Rights and Freedoms in Georgia during 2022 was published, Chapter 7 of which reviews the current environment in terms of freedom of information in the country.
We, the signatory organizations, are extremely concerned about the ongoing processes surrounding one of Georgia's oldest and independent media holdings, "Palitra Media".
We, the Civil Society Organizations of Georgia, have been actively cooperating with the Parliament of Georgia in the direction of the Open Government Partnership since 2015.