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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. 

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Judicial Reform Concept

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".

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Transparency of the Judiciary in Georgia

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.


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The Importance of Petition Systems for Citizen Participation: International Examples and Georgian Practice

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.


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Challenges of Personnel and Remuneration Policy of State Enterprises

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.