A vote by the Council of Europes political body could shift the debate about national security towards transparency. A little-noticed vote in Strasbourg on 2 October is in reality a very big deal for whistleblowers, confidential sources and privacy activists. In the vote, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) endorsed the Tshwane principles on national security and the right to information a set of recommendations covering, among other things, how to protec
Internet technologies are gradually gaining foothold in Georgia. In order to display the main tendencies in this regard, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) prepared a report which explores Internet accessibility, access to public information, implementation of e-governance and freedom of expression in Georgia.
According to the Labour Code of Georgia, Chapter 5, Article 21, the worker has a right of at least 24 day paid vacation and at least 15 days of unpaid vacation per year. IDFI has studied the data of unpaid vacations of public servants. According to the data from 164 public authorities, 1674 public servants had used their right for unpaid vacation within the period from 1st January, 2012 to 1st April 2013. 100 public servants were from the central and state minister offices of the ministries,
From 1st January, 2013 to 1st April 2013, comprehensive information was received from 166 public authorities about dismissed servants from public authorities of Georgia. According to the received data, a total of 21506 public servants, including 2 969 high ranking officers have been dismissed within this period.(The Institute considers the high statistics of the dismissed employees from public authorities is rested on not reasons mentioned above but on the data of the inter agency rotation or
Age of public servants in terms of gender In accordance with the Law on Public Servants of Georgia the minimum age of servants in the state agencies is 21 years and 18 in local government bodies. The most problematic request for public agencies was the request for the data on average age of the servants; in most cases public information officers could not provide the information. As a result, IDFI could not determine the average age statistics of public servants in some public agen
Inquiring the data on gender equality in terms of labour relations, IDFI has disseminated the questionnaire in 175 Public Authorities. Out of the 2 275 requests sent to the public authorities, IDFI has received 1789 complete and 96 incomplete responses, 3 refusal, and 147 were left unanswered, explaining that they did not possess the requested information or had not taken definite actions. Based on the received data the Institute has conducted research. For the full version of the research pl
In the framework of the presented study, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has inquired assurance of gender equality in terms of labour relations in public authorities of Georgia, equal conditions for public servants as well as public officials’ recruitment and dismissal in public authorities.
Author Nino Tsukhishvili On 21st December, 2012 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) officially requested from the Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi City Courts and on 2nd May, 2013 from the Internal Affairs Ministry, the Prosecutor General Office and the Investigative Department of the Ministry of Finance the information, within the period of the of 1St November 2012 upon the acceptance of the letters, of the following statistics: 1. Number of solicitations about
According to the Law of Georgia on Environmental Impact Permit, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) may be unrestricted the activity which needs timely decision on launching the general States interests. This procedure itself implies from the public discussions. As regulated, the decision on the application of such performing activity is made by the Special Environmental Impact Assessment Council. The Minister of Environment submits the appropriate suggestions, developed by the Council
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has received public information from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia about the total sum of the fines imposed by the Patrol Police Department for administrative offences to be paid to the state budget in the first 6 months of 2013 (January June). As it becomes clear, the total amount of fines imposed on citizens by the Patrol Police Department in the given period has amounted to 31 106 828 GEL. According to the similar in
|4 January 2019|