Rule of Law and Human Rights

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Implementation of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan

Based on the requirements set forth in the EU-Georgia Association Agenda, on May 29, 2017, after nearly a year of work, the High Council of Justice of Georgia approved the 2017- 2021 Judicial Strategy and its Implementation Action Plan for 2017-2018.


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The Concluding Event of the Project - Facilitating Implementation of Reforms in the Judiciary

On July 22, 2020 “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)” in collaboration with “Human Rights Education and Monitoring (EMC)” and “Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)”, held the closing ceremony of the EU-funded project “Facilitating Implementation of Reforms in the Judiciary (FAIR)”.

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Independent Inspector Partially Granted the Administrative Complaint of IDFI

On June 15, 2020 the Independent Inspector partially granted the administrative complaint of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information regarding abolishing its individual administrative-legal act and obligating the person responsible for releasing public information to provide requested information to IDFI.

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The Coalition is calling on the Parliament to adopt a resolution on the clan-based governance in the court system

The existence of an independent and credible judiciary is important not only for rule of law and protection of human rights, but also for a country’s economic development. During almost 30 years since the declaration of Georgia’s independence, the country still has not managed to build an independent judiciary.

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Second Shadow Report on Implementation of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan

The Institute for development of Freedom of Information(IDFI) in collaboration with the Human Rights Education and Monitoring (EMC) publishes the second shadow report – “Implementation of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan”.


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Disciplinary Liability of Judges

Major shortcomings and challenges remain in terms of legislative framework and practice related to disciplinary liability of judges, among others: High Council of Justice holds sessions on disciplinary liability of judges with insufficient frequency, which is a contributing factor to delays of disciplinary proceedings. In 2019, the High Council of Justice held only 2 sessions to consider disciplinary cases

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IDFI Submitted a Report for Universal Periodic Review

On June 2, 2020 “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council for the 3rd Cycle of Universal Periodic Review.

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The National Communications Commission of Georgia Encourages Limiting Access to Public Information

On August 2nd, 2018, the Georgian National Communication Commission (the Commission) established NNLE Media Academy (Media Academy) and granted it the mandate of promoting media literacy in Georgia. 

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Access to Courts -Public Opinion Survey Results

Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in collaboration with Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) and Institute for development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) released results of a new survey: “Access to courts, public opinion survey results”. The document presents findings of the survey representative of Georgian-speaking adult population of Georgia regarding attitudes towards access to courts. In particular, the public opinion survey discusses issues related to different aspects of access to courts and attitudes of the population of Georgia.  

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IDFI is Calling the Parliament of Georgia not Adopt the Draft Law in an Accelerated Manner

The parliament of Georgia is considering the draft amendments to the Law of Georgia on Public Health in an accelerated manner. The noted draft law is related to the threats caused by the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and after its adoption, relevant agencies will be able to take organizational, legal and other measures aimed to handle the challenges.