Rule of Law and Human Rights

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Ministry of Justice Should Provide an Explanation Regarding Otar Partskhaladze’s Citizenship

Based on publicly available information, IDFI considers that holding Georgian citizenship by Partskhaladze violates Georgian Constitution and the organic law. 

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Case law of the European Court of Human Rights regarding public information

On June 17, 2022, the European Commission defined 12 priorities for Georgia.

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The Complaint of Dariana Gryaznova, a Human Rights Defender displaced from Russia, was admitted for consideration by the Court

On 28th of July, 2023 the complaint of the Russian human rights defender, Dariana Gryaznova, with the request to recognize the decision of refusal of her entry to Georgia, as illegal, was admitted for consideration by The Tbilisi City Court.

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From 2024, Court Decisions will Become Accessible Again: an Overview of the Problem and the Chronology of their Resolution

On June 13, 2023, the Parliament adopted the draft law on the Organic Law of Georgia on General Courts, which established a new standard for the accessibility of judicial acts.


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IDFI Responds to the Alleged Fact of Pressure on Goga Razmadze

On July 12, head of a regional divison of the human rights protection and investigation quality monitoring department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Goga Razmadze published Facebook post in which he talks about discriminatory and humiliating treatment toward him.

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The Coalition Reacts to the Amendments in the Organic Law on Common Courts

On June 13, the Parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts in the third reading. The Georgian Dream’s stated purpose of adopting the amendments was to fulfill the recommendations of the European Commission. However, according to the Venice Commission’s opinion, the draft law did not meet its recommendations concerning the judiciary.

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New Law on "Personal Data Protection" and Standards of Transparency

On June 14, 2023, the Parliament of Georgia successfully adopted the new legislation "On Personal Data Protection" in the third reading, which substantially changed existing regulations concerning the processing of personal data and expanded the grounds for data processing.

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The Draft Law of Georgia "On De-oligarchization": Concluding Recommendation of the Venice Commission and Prospects for its Implementation

The Venice Commission called on Georgian authorities to relinquish the personalized approach to fight against oligarchic influences - a special law.

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Analysis of Overall Statistical Data on General Courts of Georgia 2010-2022

The courts of various instances of Georgia produce statistics according to the statistical forms developed by the Supreme Court, which are sent to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court produces statistical reports according to the data reflected in the statistical forms.


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Public Discussion: Understanding the Effects of the Recent Amendments to the Law on Broadcasting on Digital Rights

A public discussion was conducted by the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on May 19, 2023. The meeting involved representatives from public agencies, civil society organizations, media organizations, and telecommunication companies. 

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