Rule of Law and Human Rights

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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).

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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