We, the people of Georgia, strongly oppose the bill initiated by the members of the Parliamentary Majority, also endorsed by the Speaker of Parliament and other MPs. We declare that the attempts to adopt this Russian bill attack not only the independent civil society organizations and the critical media, but the people of Georgia themselves.
We, the signatory organizations, wish to comment once again on the extremely serious health condition of the third president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili.
Actions of the state bodies towards Mikheil Saakashvili that took place during the last week violate rights of the convicted and damage legitimization of legal actions that were carried out in relation to Saakashvili.
On June 23, 2022 the European Council made a historic decision to grant Georgia a European perspective and potential membership candidate status.
On November 17, 2022, the Steering Group of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Anti-Corruption Network (OECD/ACN) endorsed the OECD/ACN Fifth Round Monitoring Assessment Framework, which will examine the anti-corruption environment in OECD/ACN member countries.
Tbilisi City Court sentenced Nika Gvaramia to imprisonment on May 16, 2022. On November 2, 2022, the Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld the decision regarding Nika Gvaramia’s imprisonment.
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to the re-election of Levan Murusidze and Dimitri Gvritishvili as members of the High Council of Justice by the Conference of Judges.
On 26th of September, 2022, Telara Gelantia was not allowed to attend Government’s session once again, although, according to the journalist, on 12th of September she received a verbal promise from the Government’s representative that they would ensure her admission to the next session.
IDFI provides legal assistance to “Business Media Georgia” (BMG) journalist, Telara Gelantia in the case of establishing possible discriminatory act of the Government of Georgia against her.
The importance of openness of archives and understanding the Soviet past is clearly demonstrated by the war that is now raging in Ukraine.