The existence of an independent and credible judiciary is important not only for rule of law and protection of human rights, but also for a country’s economic development. During almost 30 years since the declaration of Georgia’s independence, the country still has not managed to build an independent judiciary.
On June 21, the Parliament of Georgia passed the constitutional amendments in the first reading, with 136 MPs voting in favor and 5 against. We welcome this decision of the Parliament of Georgia, which was made possible with support of the ruling party, as well as opposition parties and majority of independent MPs.
The second meeting of the Open Governance Council of the Ajara Autonomous Republic Supreme Council(SCA) was held on June 22. The Open Governance Council discussed the statements of the organizations wishing to join the Consultative Group, established the Consultative Group and officially approved its composition.
The openness of archives is very important for studying history in different countries. However, this issue is more critical in the countries where archives can be used for the identification and rehabilitation of the victims of repressions.
By the end of May this year the Government of Georgia (GoG) published the draft report on Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Georgia 2020. VNR was finalized on June 12th, 2020 after which it was sent to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Proactive disclosure of public information is one of the most significant commitments taken by Georgia within the framework of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) continues to work actively for the development of Integrity and Transparency Strategy and Action Plan for the city halls of different municipalities.
Today, Tamta Mikeladze, one of the founders of the ‘the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC)’ was summoned to be questioned by the State Security Service of Georgia related to the investigation launched on May 30. According to the SSSG’s particularly vague statement, the investigation is carried out into the fact of racial discrimination, as “[…] certain individuals are trying to stir up ethnic strife between ethnic Georgians and Azeris in the Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions”
Member organizations of the Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia would like to respond to media reports of June 15, according to which, the Georgian State Security Service had arrested an alleged assassin who was planning to execute an ordered killing of a Georgian TV presenter Giorgi Gabunia.
The first meeting of the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara (SCA) was held on June 15. On the first meeting, the Charter of the Open Governance Council was discussed and approved. Members of SCA together with the representatives of international and local civil society organizations, attended the meeting.
|5 February 2021|