Rule of Law and Human Rights

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The Appeal to the President to Veto the Amendment to the Organic Law on Common Courts

On December 30, 2021, in the pre-New Year period, at an extraordinary session, without public involvement and consultations, the Parliament of Georgia hastily adopted legislative amendments[1] to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts.

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The Coalition responds to the ad hoc hearing of the amendments to the Organic Law on Common Courts

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about the expedited review of the amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts by the Parliament of Georgia.

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Statement of the NGOs on the possible abolition of the State Inspector's Service

On December 25, 2021, it was reported that the Parliament of Georgia, in an expedited manner, plans to review a draft law aimed at abolishing the State Inspector's Service and replacing it with a Special Investigation Service and Personal Data Protection Service. 

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IDFI’s Winter School – Rule of Law and Human Rights

On December 9-14, 2021 IDFI’s Winter School "Rule of Law and Human Rights" was held. The aim of the school was to enhance students' knowledge of the rule of law and human rights, to encourage discussions on problematic issues, to exchange views and to strengthen democratic values.

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Opening of the Winter School on the Rule of Law and Human Rights

On International Human Rights Day, December 10, the opening event of IDFI’s Winter School "Rule of Law and Human Rights" was held.

 

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The Coalition criticizes the appointment of Supreme Court judges

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers the appointment of four Supreme Court judges by the Parliament to be unjustified and damaging. The Coalition believes that the existing rules for the selection and appointment of judges are fundamentally problematic, as they do not sufficiently mitigate the risks of internal and external influences on the process. At the same time, the Parliament makes a final decision based on a single-party vote, in the absence of a broad political consensus. Consequently, in this context, the appointment of four Supreme Court judges further reduces the already deficient trust in the justice system.

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The Coalition Reacts to the Commencement of Parliamentary Hearings of Supreme Court Judicial Candidates

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers the commencement of parliamentary hearings of Supreme Court candidates unjustified. 

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The Coalition calls on the Parliament to properly and timely implement the decision of the Constitutional Court

Access to judicial acts is critical for ensuring judicial accountability. Citizens should have an opportunity to get an accurate idea about ​​the quality of justice, as well as substantiation and fairness of judicial decisions. 

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According to IDFI’s assessment, the case of Mikheil Saakashvili is being considered in violation of the right to a fair trial

The third president of Georgia has not yet been given the opportunity to attend his trials. Contrary to the requirements of the law, the Penitentiary Service refuses to comply with a court request to escort him at trials.

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IDFI reacts on video footage of violent admission of Mikheil Saakashvili into the 18th penitentiary facility

The government shall respect national and international legislation, rule of law and statehood of Georgia and halt any action that undermines the dignity of the third President of Georgia.

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