Rule of Law

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Statistics of Public Servants in the Public Authorities of Georgia in Terms of Gender

In the framework of the presented study, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has inquired assurance of gender equality in terms of labour relations in public authorities of Georgia, equal conditions for public servants as well as public officials’ recruitment and dismissal in public authorities.  

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Civil Society Representatives met with the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice

On July 31st, 2013, the meeting of the representatives of the public agencies of the Ministry of Justice and civil society organization was held with the initiative of the Analytical Department of the Ministryof Justice, USAID, and Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) program and Institute for development of Public Information (IDFI) at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the draft decree of the Government of Georgia (GoG) on Electronic Request of

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Remuneration Systems of Civil Servants: Member States of the European Union and Georgia

Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 (OSF) .Remuneration Systems of Civil Servants: Member States of the European Union and Georgia The effective remuneration system of civil servants is an important precondition in the process of establishing transparent and accountable civil service, which requires preparing a common state policy of civil servants remuneration, adopting detailed regulations by law and implem

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Regulation of the competition policy through the process of digital switchover in Georgia

This document comprises IDFI’s views of fulfilling Georgia’s international obligation, that concerns to guaranteeing every citizen with free or low-cost access to the digital broadcasting.

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Remuneration System of Civil Servants in Georgia (Comparative analysis – Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Latvia)

Date: 13 March, 2013 Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 Remuneration System of Civil Servants in Georgia (Comparative analysis Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Latvia) The effective remuneration system of civil servants is an important precondition in the process of establishing transparent and accountable civil service, which requires preparing a common state policy of civil servants remuneration and a

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General Comment of the United Nations Human Rights Committee: The Right of Access to Public Information

Author: Nino Tsukhishvili International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was adopted on December 16, 1966 by the United Nations General Assembly, guarantees the right of access to public information in all States parties. Georgia ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on May 3, 1994 and took obligations under the Covenant, including providing the right of access to public information. The implementation of the Covenant by States parties is

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General Comment of the United Nations Human Rights Committee: The Right of Access to Public Information

6 March, 2013 Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 General Comment of the United Nations Human Rights Committee:The Right of Access to Public Information International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which was adopted on December 16, 1966 by the United Nations General Assembly, guarantees the right of access to public information in all States parties. Georgia ratified the International Covenant on Civi

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Commissioner and Openness of Public Information - Overview of the Worldwide Practice

5 March 2013 Author: Constantine Jandjgava In respect of the regulation of freedom of information on a global scale, there comes the need for considering the general functions, obligations and institutional aspects of the corresponding supervisory organ Information Commissioner. This is the very topic of the given research. On the example of a number of countries worldwide, we will attempt to give the reader information about the role of the Information Commissioner in the context of

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The commentary about the necessity of regulating the issue of compensating unused leave of absence of fired employees

4 March, 2013 Author: Sophio Sachaleli LL.M. Expert of IDFI in legal issues PhD student, University of Trier, Germany On January 28th 2012 the Ministry of Justice of Georgia published a draft law of the changes of the organic law of the Labor Code. IDFI replied to the project for changes and posted a commentary about the necessity of regulating the issue of compensating unused leave of absence of fired employees. The commentary was also sent to the secretary of the Minister

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OVESSG v. Austria - Obligation of Public Institutions to Process Public Information

Decision of the Tyrol Real Property Transactions Commission to refuse information request of an NGO constitutes interference within right to receive and impart information. The complete refusal and commissions choice to hold a monopoly on information, made it impossible for the applicant to carry out its task and is thus not justified as being “necessary in a democratic society” (para. 47).