Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is making a statement with respect to the arrest of Giorgi Kldiashvili, Director of the Coalition member organization - Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). It has come to Coalition’s attention that the court has found his arrest illegal and held that the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had carried it out in violation of the requirements envisioned in law.
60 students were awarded with certificates in the lecturing course - 25 Years of Transformation – Eastern Europe and Georgia.
Lecturing course was held by Institute for Development of freedom of Information (IDFI), Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Bremen University with the financial assistance of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany within the scopes of the project Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 – Strengthening Public Involvement (ZigB) Georgia.
On 23rd of December, IDFI with the support of Open Society Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall has organized a presentation within the project of “Concept for the New Web-Page of Tbilisi City Hall” at Courtyard Marriott Tbilisi. The survey about international practice of the foreign countries municipalities for creating and implemented web-portals as well as the new concept for web-page of Tbilisi City Hall was presented to the Mayor of Tbilisi City Hall- Davit Narmania and other district governors.
On December 16th, 2014 the Executive Board of IDFI considered personal written request of the Director of IDFI, Giorgi Kldiashvili concerning his resignation from the position until January 20th, 2015. According to the decision of the Founders of the Institute, Giorgi Khishtovani has been appointed as a new acting director of IDFI for the period from December 16th, 2014 until January 20th, 2015.
Within the scopes of the project Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 – Strengthening Public Involvement (ZigB) the discussion on - The Compliance of the Education Institutions' Academic Programs with the Requirements of the Labor Market - was held on Thursday, December 18
On February 27th, 2014 IDFI referred to the Ombudsmen, informing him on the fact of violating the right of IDFI, enshrined by article 41 of the Constitution. Please see the recommendation prepared by the Ombudsmen.
A British organization mySociety has conducted comprehensive research on impact of Freedom of Information tools worldwide. Among other FOI platforms, the study also covers Georgian experience, namely Public Information Database OpenData.ge, created by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with financial support from Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) in 2010.
On December 12th, Department of Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia detained Giorgi Kldiashvili, director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on charges of illicit carrying of firearms.
250 students showed their interest in attending the lecturing course 25 Years of Transformation – Eastern Europe and Georgia.
Regardless of the fact, whether or not the acts of Giorgi Kldiashvili were illegal, his two-day detention by investigative authorities constitutes purposeful measure of punishment against the active member of civil society and the director of the Institute.
|31 January 2019|