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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The research aims to analyze and to identify the main tendencies of the decision-making process that describes two main periods of the Civil Service Reform.
IDFI's report overviews main developments in terms of regulating secret surveillance in Georgia in the period between June 2015 and March 2016, such as recent cases of illegal surveillance and revival of the Campaign “This Affects You Too” in March 2016, first results of the “two-key” system and the role of the Personal Data Protection Inspector in the process, as well as proactive disclosure of statistical information related to secret surveillance.