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Commissioner and Openness of Public Information - Overview of the Worldwide Practice

Author: Constantine Janjghava In respect of the regulation of freedom of information on a global scale, there comes the need for considering the general functions, obligations and institutional aspects of the corresponding supervisory organ Information Commissioner. This is the very topic of the given research. On the example of a number of countries worldwide, we will attempt to give the reader information about the role of the Information Commissioner in the context of openness of

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Commissioner and Openness of Public Information - Overview of the Worldwide Practice

5 March 2013 Author: Constantine Jandjgava In respect of the regulation of freedom of information on a global scale, there comes the need for considering the general functions, obligations and institutional aspects of the corresponding supervisory organ Information Commissioner. This is the very topic of the given research. On the example of a number of countries worldwide, we will attempt to give the reader information about the role of the Information Commissioner in the context of

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The commentary about the necessity of regulating the issue of compensating unused leave of absence of fired employees

4 March, 2013 Author: Sophio Sachaleli LL.M. Expert of IDFI in legal issues PhD student, University of Trier, Germany On January 28th 2012 the Ministry of Justice of Georgia published a draft law of the changes of the organic law of the Labor Code. IDFI replied to the project for changes and posted a commentary about the necessity of regulating the issue of compensating unused leave of absence of fired employees. The commentary was also sent to the secretary of the Minister

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The commentary about the necessity of regulating the issue of compensating unused leave of absence of fired employees

On January 28th 2012 the Ministry of Justice of Georgia published a draft law of the changes of the organic law of the Labor Code. IDFI replied to the project for changes and posted a commentary about the necessity of regulating the issue of compensating unused leave of absence of fired employees. The commentary was also sent to the secretary of the Minister of Justice, Mr. Alexandre Baramidze, in written form. We welcome the engagement of the civil society in the process of reformation of th

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IDFI’s Comment on the TV Coverage Prepared by the Television Channel 9

On February 25th the TV company Channel 9 spread the coverage titled Monthly Bonuses, in which the following was mentioned: Non-governmental organization Institute for Development of Freedom of Information spreads scandalous information. Gaga Mkurnaladze, David Chakua, Giorgi Avsanjishvili this is incomplete list of the persons, who received double or quadruple salary bonuses by the end of the month. The amount was paid according to the personal decision of the ex-Minister Kalmakhelidze

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OVESSG v. Austria - Obligation of Public Institutions to Process Public Information

Decision of the Tyrol Real Property Transactions Commission to refuse information request of an NGO constitutes interference within right to receive and impart information. The complete refusal and commissions choice to hold a monopoly on information, made it impossible for the applicant to carry out its task and is thus not justified as being “necessary in a democratic society” (para. 47).

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Exhibition of Stalin Lists in Rustavi

On 14 February 2013 an exhibition prepared by IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) was opened in the Rustavi Historical Museum - 1937-1938 Repressions: Stalins Lists on Georgia Unique documental and photo materials reflecting the tragic events of 1937-1938 Georgia were presented on the exhibit. The materials were acquired by IDFI in the archives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, its Analytic Department, the Georgian Memorial Society and the family ar

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The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): the Right of Access to Public Information

Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 The purpose of the article is to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) regarding the right of access to public information. The article reflects a changing approach of the ECHR for recognizing the right of access to public information for years and contains analysis of the standards established by the Court, which the Members of the Council

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The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): the Right of Access to Public Information

Date: 18 February, 2013 Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 The purpose of the article is to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) regarding the right of access to public information. The article reflects a changing approach of the ECHR for recognizing the right of access to public information for years and contains analysis of the standards established by the Court, which the

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Electronic Communication Strategy of Governmental Institutions

The development of e-governance doesnt only mean improving the quality of state administration, but foremost it implies the increase of government accountability, transparent governance and introduces contemporary communication mechanisms between the government and society by actively involving citizens in social and political life. Georgia has made significant progress in terms of developing e-governance. According to the survey, conducted by United Nations, by 2012 Georgia improved

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