In 2018, Article 17 of the updated Constitution of Georgia received a new amendment, according to which "everyone has the right to access the Internet and use the Internet freely". As such, the amendment means that the state has a positive obligation to make the Internet widely available. IDFI actively advocated for this amendment to the Constitution of Georgia.
On 4 May 2021, within the framework of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and as part of the Civil Society Program IDFI led a panel discussion - Advancing the Progress toward Achieving the SDGs Post-Covid-19.
IDFI has been working on the critical rethinking of the 20th century and historiography in Georgia. With the same purpose, on 7 May, IDFI held the webinar “Georgians and the Second World War : the National Tragedy and the Soviet Triumph”.
Commitment, regarding the development of the written petition system, of the Open Governance Action Plan of the Supreme Council of Ajara for 2020-2021 – has been implemented by the Supreme Council of Ajara.
The Convention 108 for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data is the first and only legally binding international instrument concerning data protection.
On April 23, IDFI held a working meeting with the staff of the Supreme Council of Ajara on issues related to the submission and consideration of the petition.
On April 20, 2021, Davit Maisuradze, Open Government Direction Head of the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), delivered a lecture to the participants of theAnti-Corruption Certificate Program ofKyrgyzstanunder the framework ofthe Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
On 12 April 2021, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published the Fourth Evaluation Round second compliance report for Georgia, where it assessesthe country’s compliance with the recommendations issued in 2016.
On March 30, this year the U.S. Department of State published 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taking place in the world led to an increased risk of deteriorating criminogenic conditions. For example, the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in the country, the massive reduction of jobs, etc., contains significant risks of an increase in crime, especially economic crime.