Following the constitutional amendments and changes to the organic law of Georgia on common courts, the minimum number of judges at the Supreme Court increased to 28. At the same time, 10-year appointments were changed to lifetime tenures, and the High Council of Justice was given the authority to nominate candidates for parliamentary appointment.
A phone survey to find out people’s knowledge and attitude about the Supreme Court judge selection process was conducted. The survey resulted in 867 completed interviews, and is representative of the adult Georgian-speaking population of the country. The average margin of error of the survey is 2.2%.
15 participants successfully completed IDFI’s practical training on the Methods & Mechanisms of Government Oversight. The training was held within the grant for Good Governance for Georgia (3G) project from the global philanthropic organization, Luminate and included students, activists and journalists from all parts of Georgia selected via the open call.
October 16th 2019, Madrid, Spain - UN General Assembly proclaimed September 28th as the International Day of Universal Access to Information. IDFI shares the values and principles of the resolution and hopes that it will further facilitate the process of strengthening the standards of freedom of information at the global level.
On October 15, Parliament of Georgia held the presentation on placing the e-signatures on legislative initiatives and petitions. The implementation of this novelty comes from the recommendation of the IDFI, initiated in the first action plan of the Open Parliament, commitment 1.2, which considered submission of legislative proposals and initiatives to the Parliament of Georgia electronically, implementing its support mechanism through the official website of the Parliament of Georgia.
The participants were welcomed by Giorgi Kldiasvhili, Executive Director of IDFI; Mariam Maisuradze, Program Manager for the EU funded project “Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement”; and Ina Grigalashvili, Human Rights Program Project Coordinator at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF).
After Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union, speedy reforms of the Soviet schools and educational system began. Since the day of its foundation, USSR had been endeavoring to create a centralized educational system which would be based on the Marxist principles and would bring up the new Soviet citizens according to the Communist ideals. During Stalin’s rule, these processes achieved a whole new level and similarly to the other spheres, became a subject to totalitarian control.
According to the World Bank data, Georgia obtained the highest assessment in governance indicators in 2014. Prior to this date Indicators of Georgia had been rising steadily and rapidly. However, the pace of the county’s development significantly slowed down since 2014.
IDFI studied the practice of allocation of municipal contingency funds throughout 2018 and presents a short summary of the results.
IDFI's visualization on the Expenditures of the Contingency Funds of Local Municipalities in 2018.
|12 January 2019|