On 18th of August 2022, “Georgia Dream” banned International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) from participating in the working group on electoral issues.
Criminal case of the former deputy head of the State Security Service of Georgia, Ioseb Gogashvili raises doubts that its aim is to punish the whistleblower and not to enforce justice.
On August 10, the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) published a special statement in reaction to the competition announced by the Ministry of Justice to select a member of the Consultative Council.
The Civil Society Organizations have elaborated an Action Plan which could be easily implemented till the end of 2022, provided political will is present. The Action Plan contains an absolute minimum of critically important reforms, essential for granting the Candidacy status.
The attacks on the informational meetings of the organizers and supporters of the July 3 rally are clearly coordinated and contain signs of a crime under the Criminal Code of Georgia.
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers the appointment of Mikheil Chinchaladze for a second term as the chairman of the Tbilisi Court of Appeals unjustified and harmful.
The signatory organizations respond to the news story aired by TV Pirveli on June 12. The story describes the alleged involvement of the State Security Service (SSS) employees in the planning and execution of the violent events of July 5.
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.