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Access to Public Information in Georgia 2020

IDFI systematic monitoring has made a significant contribution in identifying key trends and problems in access to public information, implementation of effective public control mechanisms, and development of public sector accountability and open governance.


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Brief Overview of Recent Developments in the Field of Personal Data Protection

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.

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One Year of the de facto State of Emergency in Georgia and Human Rights during Pandemic

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.


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Review of COVID-19-Related MP Questions

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.

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Progress of Implementing GRECO Recommendations on Prevention of Corruption Remains Low in Georgia

On 12 April 2021, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published the Fourth Evaluation Round second compliance report for Georgia, where it assessesthe country’s compliance with the recommendations issued in 2016.

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Georgia in the U.S. Department of State Country Report 2020 on Human Rights Practices

On March 30, this year the U.S. Department of State published 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

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The Influence of the Pandemic on Crime Statistics

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taking place in the world led to an increased risk of deteriorating criminogenic conditions. For example, the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in the country, the massive reduction of jobs, etc., contains significant risks of an increase in crime, especially economic crime.

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Employees and Remuneration Expenses of Municipal N(N)LEs and LLCs

In recent years, a number of studies have been conducted regarding the legal entities established by municipalities. The studies discussed various bureaucratic challenges faced by the entities. 


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Transparency of the Judiciary in Georgia - Key Findings

The study „Transparency of the Judiciary in Georgia” focuses on the main gaps in the proactive transparency of the judiciary. Non-compliance with the Constitutional Court’s decision on the access to judicial acts remains a serious challenge.

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Analysis of the Opinion Published by the Venice Commission: Legal Instrument of the Special Manager Violates the Requirements of the Convention

On March 22nd 2021 the Venice Commission and the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe published their joint opinion on the recent amendments to the Law of Georgia on Electronic Communications concerning the appointment of a special manager.