The meeting of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance and the Consultative Group was held on April 20. At the meeting amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure required for implementation of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan commitments were discussed.
IDFI published a study titled Offshore Companies in Georgia - Risks and Recommendations, which identifies the following risks offshore companies pose to Georgia: lack of accountability, Russian influence on Georgian economy, possibilities for money laundering, political pressure on business and tax evasion. The study ends with IDFI’s specific recommendations to the Chief Prosecutor's Office, the Parliament and the Government.
Open Government Partnership (OGP) has published a list of winners for Subnational Government Pilot Program. Tbilisi Municipality City Hall is among 15 winners from 45 submitted applications.
The US Department of State published the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports are based on data provided by US embassies and international missions and review the human rights situation in 200 countries, including Georgia.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) participated in public consultation held in Marneuli on April 13. Representative of the Institute, Tamar Nadibaidze presented recommendations of IDFI for the OGP Action Plan 2016-2017.
IDFI publishes the report on the results of monitoring of the Parliament website. The report assesses the Parliament’s compliance with the obligations set by the Parliament Chairman’s Decree on Approving the Rule of Proactive Disclosure of Public Information and Standards for Requesting Public Information.
27 years after the April 9 tragedy, IDFI published intelligence documents previously held in the United States archives. These documents include analytical reports on the events of April 1989 in Georgia prepared by relevant US state agencies.
The Consultative Group of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance held a workshop on April 11. The group presented and discussed the amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure required for fulfilling the commitments of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) published a report on April 7 that reviewed the latest events related to the regulation of secret surveillance in Georgia. These events include the recently released recordings, first results of the so-called two-key system, revival of the This Affects You campaign and the role of the Personal Data Protection Inspector.
Public consultations were held in Ozurgeti and Batumi in order to hear the ideas and initiatives of local communities for the Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2016-2017. Representatives of local governments, non-governmental organizations, media and students participated in the consultations. They learned the mission of the Open Government Partnership, heard the initiatives of the governmental entities that will be included in the Action Plan and presented their ideas.
|4 December 2018|