In April, 2016, the Public Defender published the 2015 report on the state of human rights and freedoms in Georgia, including freedom of information. The right to freely receive and distribute information is guaranteed by Articles 24 and 41 of the Constitution.
The meeting of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance and the Consultative Group was held on May 5. At the meeting amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure required for implementation of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan (2015-2016) were disucussed. Members of the Parliamentary Council and Consultative Group as well as the representatives of the Parliament of Georgia, Non-Governmental and International Organizations attended the meeting.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the company SECURE held the first training course on information security for the representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations at the Multimedia Education Centre. The training series is titled Security Today!
Georgia ranks 23rd among 178 countries by the freedom of its economy and is ahead of most Post-Soviet, Eastern European and neighboring countries. Despite an overall positive result, Georgia still faces challenges in terms of freedom of its financial sector and the rule of law, specifically unprotected property rights, corruption and lack of independence of the judiciary.
Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have become a premier forum for the discussion of economic and social development issues in Asia and the Pacific. The meetings provides excellent opportunity for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), media, and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, academe and the private sector to discuss current issues and challenges that Asian region is facing, with the goal of identifying possible solutions.
The Georgian Parliament’s Permanent Council on Open and Transparent Governance adopted a Concept aimed at promoting the implementation of commitment 3.1. of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan. The commitment involves publishing documents on the Parliament website in easy-to-use formats.
On the following link please find the summary of the case IDFI vs MIA. The article reviews decisions of Tbilisi City Court, Tbilisi Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. All three instances of court held MIA responsible for disclosing information on salary supplements and bonuses received by high-ranking officials.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) recently examined the completed and unfulfilled commitments under Georgia’s second Open Government Partnership Action Plan.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the company SECURE are launching a series of trainings titled Security Today.
Short reviews of IDFI's activities, with useful links and other materials are provided in the IDFI's April Newsletter.
|26 February 2019|