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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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Monitoring Covid-19 Related Public Spending During the State of Emergency and After

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. 

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Transparent Public Procurement Rating- Report 2020

The aim of the Transparent Public Procurement Report 2020 is to present the evaluations of Public Procurement Legislations of member countries of TPPR Network, ascertain the main statistical trends, highlight the weakest and strongest performing areas of public procurement, and name the best and the worst performing countries in regards to the transparency and accountabilityof their respective public procurement systems.

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The Presentation of the Interim Alternative Monitoring Report on the Implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020

On December 23 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented the results of the interim alternative monitoring reports on the implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020.  


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The Overview of the Memory Politics of Georgia

In this report, IDFI discussed the memory politics of independent Georgia since 1991, achievements and challenges in the three basic directions – legal dimension, institutional dimension and memorial dimension. Based on the report, it can be argued that there are challenges in the three directions.


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Access to Public Information in Georgia 2019

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has been monitoring the state of access to public information in Georgia since 2010. The work of IDFI has played an important part in strengthening freedom of information in Georgia, identifying key trends and challenges related to access to public information, developing effective civic oversight mechanisms, and raising the level of accountability and open governance in the public sector.

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IDFI’s Activities in Response to COVID-19

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has carried out various activities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, IDFI prepared 18 analytical articles, 1 video, 5 visualizations and conducted 1 webinar/ online discussion and 1 training course for the staff of Supreme Council of Ajara.

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Second Shadow Report on Implementation of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan

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”.


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IDFI Submitted a Report for Universal Periodic Review

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.