Georgian judiciary is in a state of severe crisis, caused by years of unsuccessful, fragmented and inconsistent reforms. Over time, it became apparent that the authorities failed to show the political will to bring about tangible and consistent change, which led to the strengthening of the influential group of judges, often referred to as the "clan".
On March 15, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information held the presentation of the study - "Transparency of the Judiciary in Georgia.”
On March 11, 2021, the National Agency of Public Registry suspended the registration of a special manager appointed to Caucasus Online Ltd. by the Georgian National Communications Commission.
Accessibility of information on the work of the judiciary is a necessary precondition for the existence of a democratic state governed by the rule of law. Transparent justice is one of the determinants of public confidence in the courts.
This article concerns the report and repressions against the Secretary of the Regional Committee of Bashchiketi (nowadays, Dmanisi), Otiani, after the mystic case of the death of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Armenian SSR, Aghasi Khanjian, because Otiani publicly expressed his opinion about Khanjian’s death, which was different from the official party version.
Ensuring citizen participation in the decision-making process is the bedrock on which democracy rests. The development of technologies and innovations made this component highly correlate with the improvement of digital communications, especially when Covid-19 pandemic impacted the cardinal principle of public delivery and demonstrated the crucial importance of digital services.
Effective management of state-owned enterprises remains a significant challenge in terms of the country's economy. Over the years, the inefficient and opaque management policies of state-owned companies have had a significant impact on their financial outcomes.
According to the July-November 2020 IDFI monitoring results within the framework of the project "Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after", the low degree of transparency in Covid-19-related ﬁnancial management can be considered as one of the most important problems.
On March 9, 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 an online discussion on the Judgement of the Constitutional Court of Georgia of February 11, 2021.
According to Georgia’s official policy toward the occupied regions, the state is responsible to elaborate the proposals and formats for the peace process on the occupied territories and engage in the peace-making process. This policy also encompasses the provision of healthcare for the patients living on the occupied territories of Georgia (the Occupied Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Former Autonomous District of South Ossetia) within the frame of the Referral Service Provision State Program
|11 April 2021|