In this report, IDFI discussed the memory politics of independent Georgia since 1991, achievements and challenges in the three basic directions – legal dimension, institutional dimension and memorial dimension. Based on the report, it can be argued that there are challenges in the three directions.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in partnership with international scholars, conducted a study within the framework of the “Evaluation of the Openness of State Archives in Post-Soviet Republics and Eastern Bloc States” project in 2019-2020.
Independence of the institutions fighting corruption is one of the most important standards that ensures effective fight against corruption, accountability, high degree of transparency and, therefore, high level of public trust.
Georgia signed the European Convention on April 27, 1999, which entered into force on May 20, 1999. The European Court of Human Rights heard a total of 104 cases against Georgia in 1999-2019. As of July 2020, Georgia has 545 pending cases
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is one of the world's leading international initiatives aiming to increase the accountability of government agencies in the Member States, to raise standards of openness and transparency, and to strengthen citizen involvement in decision-making processes.
IDFI became a Regional Hub for Central Asia and Eastern Europe in the Global Data Barometer (GDB), which is a global index study of data for the public good that builds on the foundation of the Open Data Barometer.
The Parliament of Georgiaundermines its constitutional mandate and thus puts the constitutionality of the measures of responsibility introduced for preventing the spread of Covid-19 under question.
On October 21, 2020, IDFI conducted an online training on open data management and publication issues for the staff of Ozurgeti City Hall and Municipal Council.
On October 20, 2020, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with the support from the European Union (EU) held a presentation of the project - Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after.
On October 14, 2020, Freedom House published an annual report on Internet freedom around the world. In 2020, Georgia obtained a score of 76 out of 100 and was assessed as “Free” in terms of Internet freedom. The country’s score improved by 1 point compared to 2019.
|31 January 2020|