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Fight against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with Ilia State University is implementing the Certified Program on Fighting Corruption. The program consists of 8 modules and aims to raise awareness and support the development of the program participants, as active individuals in combating corruption.

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The Survey of the population of Georgia on the knowledge and attitudes towards Prosecutor’s Office

The survey of the population of Georgia on the knowledge and attitudes towards Prosecutor’s Office was conducted from March 30 to April 12, 2020.
The survey studies the following topics: (1) Attitude towards the Prosecutor's Office and prosecutors of Georgia; (2) Knowledge about the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia; (3) Experience with the Prosecutor's Office; (4) Application of communication channels of the Prosecutor's Office and their evaluation.

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OGP Member States Policy on COVID-19

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the world has faced unprecedented challenge. States try to adopt different measures to address the crisis, specifically, they create platforms, publish databases, establish and use artificial intelligence for efficiently managing the processes.

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Supreme Council of Ajara Established Open Governance Council

Open Government Partnership (OGP) is one of the largest international initiatives, which aims to increase transparency and accountability of the government. Within this initiative governments, court, legislative or municipal authorities voluntarily execute reforms for improving good governance.

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Trainings for the staff of Supreme Council of Ajara

The state of emergency established in Georgia due to the pandemic of Covid-19, highlighted the need for remote functioning of state institutions. During the state of emergency, to ensure efficient and continuous operation of the staff of the Supreme Council of Ajara, a series of training sessions on remote management and communications skills for the staff members have begun.

 

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Rule of Law and Human Rights During the COVID-19 Crisis

This document provides an overview of the international standards related to the rule of law and human rights protection in time of emergency as well as analyses key challenges regarding the following fundamental rights: the right to a fair trial, freedom of expression/access to information and the right to privacy.

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OGP Campaign - Building Trust through Openness

Coronavirus pandemic and socio-economic as well as political crisis associated with it has become one of the defining and biggest challenges of our time. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, most states continue to live in a lockdown. Although strict quarantine regulations and restraints to normal economic, civil or political activities in frames of the state of emergency reduce infection rates, “this virus will be with us for a long time” World Health Organization (WHO) .

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The Anti-Vaccination Movement and Russian Propaganda

In the times when the world is fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic and looks forward to creating vaccine, the increase of public trust toward the vaccination has a paramount importance. Throughout the centuries, the vaccination has helped the mankind produce immunity against such diseases as measles, rubella, mumps, tuberculosis, tetanus, etc. However, since the day of the invention of vaccine, there have been some people who have been opposing the fighting against diseases through this method due the different reasons. 

 

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Perceptions of the Prosecutor’s Office

On January 19, 2020, Studio monitor and Radio Liberty released an investigative journalism film called “The Winner’s Justice.” It focused on accusations that prosecutors had not investigated the seizure of a luxury watch shop, the Albatros, from businessman David Begiashvili in 2011.  

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The Parliament of Georgia has Postponed Adoption of Amendments Necessary for Ensuring Access to Court Decisions

Based on the appeals of “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” and “Media Development Foundation” the Constitutional Court of Georgia, by its decision of June 7, 2019, ruled that the provisions of the Law of Georgia on Personal Data Protection, specifically Article 5 and paragraphs 1 and 3 of Article 6 were unconstitutional as they prohibited access to the full text of court decisions delivered within the scope of public hearings by Common Courts of Georgia. The Court held that the disputed norms would be void from May 2020 and thus gave the Parliament of Georgia time to harmonize existing legislation with the requirements of the Constitution.

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