U. S Department of State has published itsannual Report on Human Rights Practices. The most important human rights problems reported during the year 2012 in Georgia were: violation of the rights of prisoners, lack of independence in the Court and the problems of internally displaced persons. Apart from these problems, the report paid attention to the cases of corruption and lack of transparency in the Government of Georgia. The document also mentions the matter of the new Parliam
Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 (OSF) .Remuneration Systems of Civil Servants: Member States of the European Union and Georgia The effective remuneration system of civil servants is an important precondition in the process of establishing transparent and accountable civil service, which requires preparing a common state policy of civil servants remuneration, adopting detailed regulations by law and implem
On April 15th, 2013 a discussion about Universal Healthcare Program: Expectations and Reality in the frameworks of the Discussions after a working day project of the German Adult Education Association dvv international. The goal of the project is to raise public awareness and form an active public position. Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) became the partner of the project in 2013. The director of the National Center for Disease Control and Pub
On April 10, 2013 IDFI filed an administrative complaint against LEPL Public Broadcaster with the request of invalidating the act of the person responsible on refusal to issue the public information and the issuance of requested public information to IDFI. The request constitutes public information on the amount of salary of the acting general director of public broadcaster and the relevant legal act determining the mentioned salary. The mentioned public information was requeste
The main objective of the Georgian government towards technical and technological directions of transition to the digital broadcasting is to carry out activities of terrestrial broadcasting network-planning, compatible to the long-term, as well as short-term digital broadcasting requirements.
IDFI is working on a new project that intends to analyze the events that took place in 1989-1991 in Georgia. The project - Past Legacy of a New State - is being implemented with the financial support of dvv international. Even 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union the last years of the existence of USSR and the first years of the independence of Georgia practically have not been researched. The topic does not find adequate coverage in school textbooks and sci
IDFI has received public information from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The information is now accessible on our web-site. The University provided incomplete information in response to the request for the bonuses of the officials and staff and the balance of the 2012 budget, and has refused the request for the information about funded events and list of employees. In case of bonuses, Tbilisi State University has only provided sum of the bonuses given to all employees,
April, 2013 Author: Sophio Sachaleli Legal expert at IDFI, LL.M. Master of Law (Trier, Germany); Doctorate Student at the Faculty of Law, University of Trier. The up to date Labour Code of Georgia, which has replaced the Soviet Labour Code in 2006, and has become an organic law of Georgia in 2010, does not include the notion of Trade Union. The Code represents union of workers, which can be created by two or more employees, as a subject of collective labour
IDFI On March 22nd IDFI received a letter dated March 19th from the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia which contained a response to the recommendations of the civil society, which were sent to the Office of the Prime Minister from the CSOs on February 5th. Attached to the letter were the comments from those governmental institutions that are to be tasked with specific obligations in the frameworks of the Open Government Partnership action plan according to these recommendations.
On April 2, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) met with public relations professionals from nearly 20 Georgian ministries to discuss the effectiveness of the governments electronic communication platforms. IDFI presented its research about the topic and identified strategies to improve the e-communication of public institutions. IDFI analyzed the e-participation mechanisms on the webpages of 23 Georgian public institutions, inc
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