On November 2nd, 2017 and April 24th, 2018 IDFI sent FOI letters to the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia regarding statistical information on the requests sent to the Interpol by the Prosecutor’s Office with the aim of initiating Red Notice searches and requests sent to foreign law enforcement agencies regarding the extradition of wanted persons.
In 2017, the National Bureau of Enforcement sold 1,695 pieces of real estate, among these 1,258 constituted residential areas; Among the indicators for the sales of mortgaged real estate, the largest shares of creditors were represented by natural persons (649 cases) and commercial banks (625 cases).
In 2015-2017, a total of 1,191 patients were provided funding for overseas treatment from the state budget, with 14.4 million GEL spent; In 2015-2017, the largest share of patients (35%) funded for overseas treatment were seeking treatment for oncological problems; In 2015-2017, on average the largest amount of funds (18 867,5 GEL) was allocated to treatment of patients of liver and kidney pathology (transplants), while the smallest amount of funds was spent on the treatment of ophthalmology.
IDFI's analysis of the statistics of refusal to enter Georgia to foreign citizens at the Georgian border revealed the following findings: The number of refusals to let foreign citizens enter the country has been declining over the past 4 years. In the last four years, most refusals of entry were given to the citizens of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and India. The citizens of these countries made up 58% of all those who were refused entry into the country.
In the period of 2015-2017, the damage done to the environment due to illegal cutting of timber was evaluated at 8 million GEL, while the related fines amounted to 2,8 million GEL. The largest number of instances of illegal cutting of timber have been observed in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.
In 2014-2017, a total of 1,612 persons committed suicide; Within the last four years, 4.3 times as many men committed suicide as compared to women; Compared to previous years, in 2017 cases of suicide decreased by about 100; The number of suicides was higher than the number of attempted suicides; The greatest number of scuicides was reported in Tbilisi, while the greatest number of attempted suicides was reported in Samegrelo.
More than half of the theaters are located in Tbilisi; There is a total of 49 theaters in the country; Across the country, the number of plays held in all theaters was increasing annually, with the exception of 2016; In 2015-2016, the greatest number of plays, following Tbilisi, was held in the region of Imereti; The number of spectators at the plays was increasing annually; In the last few years, the majority of spectators (63-65%) attended plays in Tbilisi.
Between 2014 and September 30 of 2017, foreign citizens were refused entry at the Georgian state border a total of 27,400 times
The main challenge facing access to open data in Georgia is the absence of relevant legislative framework and standards. Due to this problem, the list of data that made available by public institutions in an open and reusable format is low. Even though Georgia does have a state open data portal, public institutions are not obligated to publish their data on this website.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with support from Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), held a presentation of the draft law and monitoring results of the work of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.
|18 January 2020|