Rule of Law and Human Rights

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The Coalition Reacts to the Protest of Several Judges

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that the public response of some judges to the statement[1] made by the Administrative Committee of the Conference of Judges and their dissociation from it could be an important step in restoring public trust in the judiciary.

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Authorities should immediately transfer Mikheil Saakashvili to an alternative medical facility

The signatory organizations respond to the transfer of the third President of Georgia to Gldani N18 Medical Institution.

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IDFI responds to the statement of the State Security Service

The facts cited in the State Securtity Service statements, as well as its legal assessments, raise many questions. SSG can not substantiate either the reality, or the imminence of the threats. Statements look as iftheir sole purpose is to intimidate citizens and create grounds for the intensification of repressive measures by various state bodies

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We call on the Ministry of Internal Affairs to immediately explain the detention of Imeda Kldiashvili

Vice-Mayoral candidate of the united opposition in Kutaisi, a member of the “Girchi - More Freedom” party was detained. Footage of the detention was spread through the media and social networks: at the time of the detention, Imeda Kldiashvili remains in his vehicle and has no contact with law enforcement.


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The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Reacts to the Planned Judicial Conference

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that in the current situation, the election of a judge member/s of the High Council of Justice by the Judicial Conference is unjustified.


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The Authorities Must Fully Yield to the Recommendations Issued by the Multidisciplinary Team of Doctors and the Public Defender of Georgia, Regarding the Hospitalization of M. Saakashvili

We, the signatory organizations, would like to respond to the controversy regarding the hospitalization of the Third President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. We believe that the decision to hospitalize Mr. Saakashvili should not be based on political considerations, but solely on the principles and high standards of personal safety, health, and life of an individual.


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Tbilisi Court of Appeals Ruled in Favor of IDFI in a Case with the Media Academy

Tbilisi Court of Appeals rejected the appeal of „Media Academy“ and upheld the decision of the Tbilisi City Court, according to which a legal entity of private law („Media Academy”) established by the National Communications Commission was recognized as an administrative body and was obliged to provide public information on the basis of Chapter 3 of General Administrative Code of Georgia.


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Georgia’s Ranking in the Rule of Law Index 2021

The purpose of IDFI’s following publication is to review the indicators of the Rule of Law Index in Georgia as of 2021, while comparing them to the previous years, to identify existing challenges, and to reveal underlying tendencies.


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Training for the Staff of the State Inspector's Service

On October 7-8, 2021 a two-day training was held for the personnel of the State Inspector’s Service within the frame of the joint project of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Service - "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia”.


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World Governance Indicators - Georgia in the World Bank Ranking 2021

Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) constitute a research database based on over 30 data sources reflecting the views and evaluations stemming from citizens, entrepreneurs and experts.