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Selection of Supreme Court Judge Candidates

A phone survey to find out people’s knowledge and attitude about the Supreme Court judge selection process was conducted. The survey resulted in 867 completed interviews, and is representative of the adult Georgian-speaking population of the country. The average margin of error of the survey is 2.2%.

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Selection of Supreme Court Judge Candidates: What people in Georgia know and think about the process

Following the constitutional amendments and changes to the organic law of Georgia on common courts, the minimum number of judges at the Supreme Court increased to 28. At the same time, 10-year appointments were changed to lifetime tenures, and the High Council of Justice was given the authority to nominate candidates for parliamentary appointment.

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United Nations Proclaims 28 September as the International Day of Universal Access to Information

October 16th 2019, Madrid, Spain - UN General Assembly proclaimed September 28th as the International Day of Universal Access to Information. IDFI shares the values and principles of the resolution and hopes that it will further facilitate the process of strengthening the standards of freedom of information at the global level. 

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Following IDFI’s Recommendation Parliament of Georgia has Developed the Electronic Platform of Citizen Participation in Legislative Work

On October 15, Parliament of Georgia held the presentation on placing the e-signatures on legislative initiatives and petitions. The implementation of this novelty comes from the recommendation of the IDFI, initiated in the first action plan of the Open Parliament, commitment 1.2, which considered submission of legislative proposals and initiatives to the Parliament of Georgia electronically, implementing its support mechanism through the official website of the Parliament of Georgia.

 

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IDFI Held a Training for Prosecutors and Journalists

The participants were welcomed by Giorgi Kldiasvhili, Executive Director of IDFI; Mariam Maisuradze, Program Manager for the EU funded project “Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement”; and Ina Grigalashvili, Human Rights Program Project Coordinator at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF).

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Stalinism in Soviet Schools and the Pupils' Case

After Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union, speedy reforms of the Soviet schools and educational system began. Since the day of its foundation, USSR had been endeavoring to create a centralized educational system which would be based on the Marxist principles and would bring up the new Soviet citizens according to the Communist ideals. During Stalin’s rule, these processes achieved a whole new level and similarly to the other spheres, became a subject to totalitarian control.

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Worldwide Governance Indicators – Georgia in the World Bank Rating 2019

According to the World Bank data, Georgia obtained the highest assessment in governance indicators in 2014. Prior to this date Indicators of Georgia had been rising steadily and rapidly. However, the pace of the county’s development significantly slowed down since 2014.

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Expenditures of the Contingency Funds of Local Municipalities in 2018

IDFI's visualization on the Expenditures of the Contingency Funds of Local Municipalities in 2018.

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Expenditures of Contingency Funds of Local Municipalities in 2018

IDFI studied the practice of allocation of municipal contingency funds throughout 2018 and presents a short summary of the results.

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IDFI & Ilia State University Kicked off the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption

Key concepts, ideas, theories & social scientific perspectives on corruption - with this educational Module, Institute for Development of Freedom of Infromation (IDFI) and Ilia State University kicked off the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.

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