Rule of Law

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The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR): the Right of Access to Public Information

Date: 18 February, 2013 Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 The purpose of the article is to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) regarding the right of access to public information. The article reflects a changing approach of the ECHR for recognizing the right of access to public information for years and contains analysis of the standards established by the Court, which the

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The Right of Employees to Claim a Compensation for Unused Vacation in Cases of Labor Contract Termination

January, 2013 Author: Sophio Sachaleli LL.M. Expert of IDFI in legal issues PhD student, University of Trier, Germany The Labor Code of Georgia, which has been a subject of much criticism since its adoption, faces important changes today. To achieve the set goal, specifically, to adopt a Labor Code which will be in line with the European standards and at the same time will balance the rights of employers and employees, experiences of previous years and overview of the

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The Openness of Government Meetings in Georgia or the Necessity of Bringing the Georgian Government out of “Shadow

Author:Constantine Janjghava The Openness of Government Meetings in Georgia or the Necessity of Bringing the Georgian Government out of Shadow -Comparison of Practices - Georgia and the United States of America. The following paper deals with the concept and practice of the openness of government meetings. The main question that needs to be answered is the following: Should the meetings of the Government of Georgia be open as a rule? To answer this question, first of all, it is co

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Freedom of Information: Legislation and Practice

Freedom of Information: Legislation and Practice - Georgia, United Kingdom (Scotland), United States ofAmerica, Estonia Comparative Analysis. Author: Eliso Chabrava Editor: Giorgi Kldiashvili The following study is comparative analysis of Georgian and international legislation the United Kingdom (Scotland), the United States of America, Estonia) prepared within the framework of a project Research on the Effectiveness of the FOIA Provisions in Georgia, implemented by the Institut

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Monitoring of e-Transparecy of Georgian Court System

In October 2011 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information started a project called Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts within the frameworks of the Civic Initiative for an Independent Judiciary program of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF). The main goal of the project was the monitoring of the e-resources of the system of the Georgian courts and increasing the level of transparency and accountability in the activities of the Georgian

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e-Transparency of court system of Georgia

The project Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts has been implemented within the framework of the program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) Civic Initiative for an Independent Judiciary, which has been financed by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through East-West Management Institute (EWMI). Within the framework of the research official web-pages of 16 courts of Georgian court system have been monitored, the level of their info

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Georgia Adopts Standards About Proactive Disclosure

21 June 2012 By Giorgi Kldiashvili Kldiashvili is the Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information based in Tbilisi. The General Administrative Code of Georgia, which regulates the Freedom of Information in Georgia, was adopted in 1999 and was pretty advanced at that moment. Nowadays is a little bit outdated and has some very significant imperfections in means of technological achievements, mostly related to e-Governance and e-Transparency. The Institut

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Freedom of Information Guidebook (First Edition, 2012)

The Guidebook is based on the practice of requests of public information of the Institute. Based on the specific examples the work describes the present situation in Georgia and gives the reader full comprehension of the existing practice of accessibility of public information. The publication defines the extent of public information and the rights of the citizens in terms of requesting public information. The goal of the Guidebook is to give the interested people relevant theoretical knowled

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Proactive Disclosure of Court Statistics and other Public Information on Websites of Judiciary

This study was made by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in the frameworks of the project Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), East West Managment Institute (EWMI), and Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), within the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project. The contents are the

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Short Review of Legal Foundations of e-Government and e-Transparency in Georgia (Constantine Janjghava)

Short Review of Legal Foundations of e-Government and e-Transparency in Georgia The presented short review of the legislative base of Georgia on e-Governance and e-Transparency makes clear that some legislative regulation is to be made in the future. First of all, it must be mentioned that the Government is on the first stage of transformation to the e-Government. It is natural that the legislative base at this stage is not so well-developed for state bodies and public employees as well a

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