IDFI's analysis of the statistics of refusal to enter Georgia to foreign citizens at the Georgian border revealed the following findings: The number of refusals to let foreign citizens enter the country has been declining over the past 4 years. In the last four years, most refusals of entry were given to the citizens of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and India. The citizens of these countries made up 58% of all those who were refused entry into the country.
On November 2nd, 2017 and April 24th, 2018 IDFI sent FOI letters to the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia regarding statistical information on the requests sent to the Interpol by the Prosecutor’s Office with the aim of initiating Red Notice searches and requests sent to foreign law enforcement agencies regarding the extradition of wanted persons.
Working Group on Social Inclusion of the Georgian #SDG Council summarized the results of its two-year’s work that included: Finalizing national indicators and integrating global goals in national policy documents; Assessing the implementation results of Goals 2, 3 and 4; Presenting the group co-chair institutions Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia; Association “Education for All Georgia”; & UNICEF Georgia.
In the period of 2010-2017, 3,491 instances of violations of hunting regulations were discovered, among these 45 had signs of criminal offences.
Between 2014 and September 30 of 2017, foreign citizens were refused entry at the Georgian state border a total of 27,400 times
More than half of the theaters are located in Tbilisi; There is a total of 49 theaters in the country; Across the country, the number of plays held in all theaters was increasing annually, with the exception of 2016; In 2015-2016, the greatest number of plays, following Tbilisi, was held in the region of Imereti; The number of spectators at the plays was increasing annually; In the last few years, the majority of spectators (63-65%) attended plays in Tbilisi.
In 2014-2017, a total of 1,612 persons committed suicide; Within the last four years, 4.3 times as many men committed suicide as compared to women; Compared to previous years, in 2017 cases of suicide decreased by about 100; The number of suicides was higher than the number of attempted suicides; The greatest number of scuicides was reported in Tbilisi, while the greatest number of attempted suicides was reported in Samegrelo.
In the period of 2015-2017, the damage done to the environment due to illegal cutting of timber was evaluated at 8 million GEL, while the related fines amounted to 2,8 million GEL. The largest number of instances of illegal cutting of timber have been observed in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.
The main challenge facing access to open data in Georgia is the absence of relevant legislative framework and standards. Due to this problem, the list of data that made available by public institutions in an open and reusable format is low. Even though Georgia does have a state open data portal, public institutions are not obligated to publish their data on this website.
The research reviews the legislative framework of open data in Georgia and in four central European countries – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Together with legislative frameworks, the document also analysis practices of access to open data, main open data platforms run in these countries and the frequency of open data utilization by local activists and private sector representatives on every-day basis. Recommendations for each country are also presented.
|31 January 2019|