In March 2020, the Government of Georgia initiated the process of developing a new Strategy for the Protection of Human rights. Within the scope of this initiative, “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” submitted to the government opinions and recommendations regarding main directions and objectives that should be part of the strategy.
In the beginning of September 2019, the High Council of Justice provided a list of 20 Supreme Court Justice candidates to the Parliament of Georgia for approval. In September-November 2020 parliament conducted the hearing process for candidates, and on December 12th 2020 14 candidates were appointed to Supreme Court.
The Rule of Law Index of the World Justice Project is the database which constitutes a major source for assessing the state of the rule of law in different countries around the globe. The Rule of Law Index is based on the surveys of experts, general public, legal practitioners, and is a reliable source for many organizations and stakeholders.
It has been already six months since the start of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption which is conducted by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the collaboration of Ilia State University.
It has been already six months since the start of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption which is conducted by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the collaboration of Ilia State University.The Program is financially supported by the Open Society Foundations with co-funding from the Open Society Georgia Foundation.
On March 10, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), presented the findings of the first systemic survey that assessed the working environment, career development and professional growth of women versus men in Georgian public sector.
IDFI’s research proves that female and male managers at civil service have contrasting career paths. The differences are reflected in various cultural practices, which determine gender inequality at civil service.
On 25 February 2020, Georgia marked 99 years after the occupation of Georgian by the Bolshevik Red Army. Within the frame of the project “Enhancing Openness of State Archives in the Former Soviet and Eastern Bloc Countries”, comprising the component of memory studies, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) actively works on increasing the awareness about the Soviet occupation in the society.
On February 26, - Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented the Open Data Toolkit and awarded the winners of the contest of analytical articles.
The decree of the Prime Minister of Georgia dated January 23rd, 2020 approved the new Rules of Operation of the Interagency Council (the Council) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Georgia. The decree introduces a number of new regulations linked with the operation and the composition of the Council and reflects some of the recommendations that have been regularly highlighted by the Institute for Development Freedom of Information (IDFI) before.