Rule of Law and Human Rights

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Blocked Websites in Georgia: Legal and Practical Analysis

On September 12, 2022 IDFI requested public information from the Georgian National Communications Commission (“Communications Commission” or “Commission”) about the addresses to block internet pages sent to internet-providers from 2017 up to date. 

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All Constitutional Prerequisites for Pardoning Nika Gvaramia are Present

Tbilisi City Court sentenced Nika Gvaramia to imprisonment on May 16, 2022. On November 2, 2022, the Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld the decision regarding Nika Gvaramia’s imprisonment.

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The Draft Law Initiated on Anti-Corruption Issues Does not Respond to the 4th Priority of the European Union

IDFI believes that the legislative package fails to respond to the EU recommendation regarding the strengthening of the fight against corruption, especially high-level corruption.

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The Coalition Responds to the XXXI Conference of Judges

The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to the re-election of Levan Murusidze and Dimitri Gvritishvili as members of the High Council of Justice by the Conference of Judges.

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The Election of the Public Defender 2022: Interim Review

The term of office of the current Public Defender, Nino Lomjaria, expires on December 8, 2022. According to the 12th priority defined by the European Union, Georgia must “ensure that an independent person is given preference in the process of nominating a new Public Defender (Ombudsperson) and that this process is conducted in a transparent manner”.

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Proposals of the “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” regarding implementation of European Union’s priorities

“The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” (IDFI) is represented in four working groups established in order to implement the European Commission’s recommendations. 

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The Ruling Party Must Ensure ISFED’s Involvement in the Working Group on Electoral Issues

On 18th of August 2022, “Georgia Dream” banned International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) from participating in the working group on electoral issues.

 

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We respond to Ioseb Gogashvili's case and incident of possible threat against the accused

Criminal case of the former deputy head of the State Security Service of Georgia, Ioseb Gogashvili raises doubts that its aim is to punish the whistleblower and not to enforce justice.

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The Consultative Council of European Judges Reacts to the Coalition Statement

On August 10, the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) published a special statement in reaction to the competition announced by the Ministry of Justice to select a member of the Consultative Council.

 

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IDFI is Responding to the Facts of Increased Violence Against the Supporters of the July 3 Rally

The attacks on the informational meetings of the organizers and supporters of the July 3 rally are clearly coordinated and contain signs of a crime under the Criminal Code of Georgia.

 

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