The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presents the third Memorial Album dedicated to the distinguished political figure of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia, Grigol Lortkiphanidze (1881-1937).
The global pandemic and related restrictive measures, along with parliamentary election and following political crisis, impacted the personal data protection landscape in Georgia, hindered the expected legislative advancements and fulfillment of GoG's commitments.
For over a year Georgia has been trying to deal with a pandemic caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus. The effects of this endeavor have left no domain of social relations untouched. The spread of the pandemic most severely affected basic human rights, as it was their restriction that became the main tool in the fight against the pandemic.
The Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group held a workshop during May 20-21. In frames of the meeting the members of the council and the consultative group discussed initiatives and recommendations submitted for the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2021-2022.
On May 24, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with support from the European Union (EU), in the framework of the project - Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after - held a public discussion – “One year of the de facto state of emergency in Georgia”
In 2020, in light of the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of opaque and irrational management of budget resources increased significantly. The current situation significantly increased such risks due to public procurements conducted without tenders, increased foreign funding, and more.
In 2018, Article 17 of the updated Constitution of Georgia received a new amendment, according to which "everyone has the right to access the Internet and use the Internet freely". As such, the amendment means that the state has a positive obligation to make the Internet widely available. IDFI actively advocated for this amendment to the Constitution of Georgia.
On 4 May 2021, within the framework of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and as part of the Civil Society Program IDFI led a panel discussion - Advancing the Progress toward Achieving the SDGs Post-Covid-19.
IDFI has been working on the critical rethinking of the 20th century and historiography in Georgia. With the same purpose, on 7 May, IDFI held the webinar “Georgians and the Second World War : the National Tragedy and the Soviet Triumph”.
Commitment, regarding the development of the written petition system, of the Open Governance Action Plan of the Supreme Council of Ajara for 2020-2021 – has been implemented by the Supreme Council of Ajara.
|15 March 2020|