Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has postponed a vote on the constitutional amendments, which was scheduled on 22 April 2020, to an unspecified future date.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has carried out various activities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, IDFI prepared 18 analytical articles, 1 video, 5 visualizations and conducted 1 webinar/ online discussion and 1 training course for the staff of Supreme Council of Ajara.
In 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic has had a significant impact on the world economy, including the Georgian economy. The economic recession caused by the pandemic has necessitated changes in both the revenue and expenditure sections of the state budget.
Within the scopes of the Certification Program, from June 8, the seventh module of the Program has started which aims to analyze the international practice in Fighting Corruption.
The postponement of elections can often have long and significant consequences in democratic nations. Particularly at risk are developing countries, where a political decision of this scale has the potential to exacerbate instability.
Openness and accountability are democratic principles without which the development of free society is impossible. Access to information, openness of archives and publicity of archival documents are among the achievements of various countries after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which enable them to get known to and rethink their history and totalitarian past.
The Institute for development of Freedom of Information(IDFI) in collaboration with the Human Rights Education and Monitoring (EMC) publishes the second shadow report – “Implementation of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan”.
The main concern of the First Republic of Georgia (1918-1921) was to gain the recognition and support of the European countries, which was not an easy task, considering the political reality of that period and the international developments in Europe.
Within the scopes of the project “Global Facility on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (GF-AML/CFT)” launched by European Commission, the training on “FATF Recommendation 8 for NPOs” was held for the representatives of non-governmental organizations.
Major shortcomings and challenges remain in terms of legislative framework and practice related to disciplinary liability of judges, among others: High Council of Justice holds sessions on disciplinary liability of judges with insufficient frequency, which is a contributing factor to delays of disciplinary proceedings. In 2019, the High Council of Justice held only 2 sessions to consider disciplinary cases
|24 April 2019|