Rule of Law and Human Rights

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IDFI responds to the Leak of surveillance files

On September 13,  numerous files of documentary materials were leaked and sent to the media outlets, allegedly created by the State Security Service, including the processed information obtained through covert surveillance.

 

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IDFI's Assessment on the Initiated Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts

On July 1, 2021, the bill initiated by the members of the Parliament of Georgia was registered. The bill aims to enforce the Judgement of the Constitutional Court of Georgia N1/4/693,857 of June 7, 2019.

 

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Violation of the Right to Privacy - a Systemic Challenge for Georgia

The experience of recent years, especially the information spread a few days ago about the alleged facts of mass interception, clearly shows that covert surveillance is a systemic challenge for Georgia. 

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IDFI’s Statement on the Changes in the Prosecutor General Appointment Rules

On September 7, 2021, the Parliament of Georgia passed the constitutional amendments in the first reading, with 126 MPs voting in favor. Unfortunately, the issue of appointing a Prosecutor General by a qualified majority was dismissed from the draft constitutional law, which would reduce the risk of only one party appointing her/him in the future and would be a step forward in strengthening the Office's independence and neutrality.

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Refusal of EU Assistance is an Open Declaration of Georgia's Deviation from the Euro-Atlantic Course

The signatory organizations express concern over the statement of the Prime Minister of Georgia that the government is "refraining" from receiving 75 million Euros of EU assistance. This is an unequivocal refusal to implement reforms in the judiciary and an open declaration of Georgia's deviation from the Euro-Atlantic course.

 

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Awarding of the Participants of the Student Conference on the Topic of Personal Data Protection Was Held

On August 19, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information and the State Inspector’s Service held a joint event, where the authors of the 15 best essays identified during the student conference on personal data protection were awarded and granted certificates. 

 

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Summer School on Personal Data Protection

On August 2-7, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and State Inspector's Service held the joint summer school on personal data protection.

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Opening of the Summer School on Personal Data Protection

On August 3, 2021, in cooperation with the State Inspector's Service, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held the opening event of the joint summer school on personal data protection.

 

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18 months of the fight against the pandemic: Human rights monitoring - Final Report

Constitutional democracy and the rule of law in Georgia face many challenges. Trust towards independent constitutional institutions and the judiciary is significantly low. An issue to be considered is the refusal of opposition parties to enter Parliament.

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Independent Investigative Mechanism in Georgia – Achievements and Existing Challenges

Establishment of an independent investigative mechanism to ensure an independent, impartial and efficient investigation of crimes committed by law enforcement officials was an important step forward. 

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