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
On June 2, 2020 “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council for the 3rd Cycle of Universal Periodic Review.
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” will be held for the representatives of non-governmental organizations.
In the times when the world is fighting coronavirus pandemic, conspiracy theories about the links between coronavirus and 5G technology have become widespread in social media. Such theories are being spread by nonreliable sources as well as celebrities: singer Keri Hilson, singer M.I.A, boxer Amir Khan, TV host Amanda Holden, actor Woody Harelson and others.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) will present the second memorial album dedicated to the distinguished political figure of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia, Benjamin (Benia) Chkhikvishvili, on the occasion of the anniversary of May 26, 2020. The author of the album is director and screenwriter Irakli Makharadze, who previously published books - "Republic of Guria", "The Great Silent", "Georgians in America" and other popular publications. The album presents documents and photographs preserved at the National and MIA archives of Georgia, as well as materials from family collections.
|26 September 2020|