Over the last few months, Georgia has seen a resurgence of information about possible cases of high level corruption involving current and former public officials. This is a continuation of a long-standing trend in the country, whereby media and non-governmental organizations identify possible corruption cases and either no investigation is conducted or the public is left in the dark about the results, leading to a decrease in public trust towards law enforcement and investigative authorities.
On October 2, 2018, Tbilisi City Hall approved the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan for 2018-2020. This is the second action plan approved by Tbilisi under the OGP sub-national pilot program, which includes 14 other cities around the world.
The case of Khorava street murders has yet again initiated discussions about the necessity of changes in the Georgian justice system. The recent rallies were not just a mere protest against the improper investigation of the murder of two schoolchildren, but clearly demonstrated the long-standing public dissatisfaction and mistrust towards the existing justice system, and the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia in particular.
Comparing criminal data of the first 7 months of the year 2018 officially published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs with previous years, showcase the worsened criminal situation and the decrease of the solved cases in the given year.
Georgia was one of the first countries to join the OGP in September 2011. Since then, the country implemented a number of reforms including in the legislative openness.
The progress of SDGs Council Working Group on Democratic Governance, progress results of SD Goal 5 and Goal 16 and the procedural issues related to the selection of the Working Group’s Co-chairs - was in focus of today’s meeting of the SDGs Council Working Group on Democratic Governance.
Georgia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011 and since then developed three National Action Plans that included important commitments related to the fight against corruption and increasing of transparency, quality of public Service delivery and citizen engagement.
Working Group on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection of the #SDGs Council Georgia assessed the implementation results of Goals 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
n 2015-2017, 11 428 cases of deporting Georgian citizens were reported; The cases of deportation of Georgian citizens are most common in Turkey, Germany, Israel and Russia.
Working Group on Economic Development of SDGs Council Georgia assessed the implementation results of Goals 1, 8, 9, and 10. The meeting participants also discussed the procedures for selecting the co-chairs of the working group.
|16 October 2020|