Rule of Law

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IDFI's Opinion on the Draft Organic Law on Prosecutor’s Office

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented the opinion on the draft organic law on Prosecutor’s Office to the Parliament of Georgia. Draft organic law and related draft legislative acts were registered in the Parliament on September 20, 2018.


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Murder on Khorava Street: Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Court Decision

In early December 2017, two schoolchildren were killed on Khorava Street in Tbilisi. On May 31st, 2018, Tbilisi City Court announced the decision on the Khorava Street murder case. The announcement caused mass demonstrations led by Zaza Saralidze, a father of one of the murdered children.

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Presentation of the Draft Law and Monitoring Results of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with support from Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), held a presentation of the draft law and monitoring results of the work of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.

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Access to Public Information in Georgia-2017 Report

Within the framework of monitoring conducted by IDFI in 2010-2017 a total of45 310Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were sent to public institutions, and 37 511  replies were received.

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In 2017-2018 the Rule of Law Situation in Georgia has Worsened in Georgia

The goal of the comparative analysis prepared by IDFI is to review the results of Georgia from 2012 to-date based on the data provided by the World Justice Project, ascertain progress or lack thereof in certain directions and compare the result of Georgia to Eastern European and Central Asian countries.  


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The Constitutional Court did not Disclose Information about the Judge's Disciplinary Proceedings

On July 31, 2017, IDFI applied to the Constitutional Court to issue public information. In particular, IDFI requested to receive a copy of conclusion of the Ethics and Disciplinary Commission of Constitutional Court concerning the disciplinary proceedings against the judge Merab Turava launched on September 6, 2015. On September 25, 2017, our organization also applied to the Constitutional Court and requested information whether there were ongoing disciplinary cases against judges, which had not yet been decided.

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Procedures of Asylum Denial in Georgia are not Transparent

IDFI presents statistical analysis of court decisions received from 1 January 2017 to September 1 2017 on granting refugee or humanitarian status, as well as reviewing existing legislation and international practice. The recommendations of IDFI are presented at the end of the report to solve the identified problematic issues.

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IDFI Weighs in on the Constitutional Claim of Giorgi Mamaladze and His Lawyers

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) observation on the constitutional claim "Citizens of Georgia -Giorgi Mamaladze, Giorgi Pantsulaia and Maia Zoidze vs. Georgian Parliament" prepared by the Constitutional Law Clinic of Free University of Tbilisi.

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Georgia: Civil Society Parallel Assessment of Compliance with Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 16.10.2

Based on the methodology developed by the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) IDFI evaluated to what extent Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 16.10.2 is being implemented in Georgia. SDG indicator 16.10.2 stipulates that states should adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information. Please find results of the evaluation in full report.

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10th International Conference of Information Commissioners

Manchester hosted the 10th International Conference of Information Commissioners, which focused on the problem of accountability and transparency of non-state public service providers. This is a significant problem in Georgia as well. One mechanism for solving this problem would be the adoption of a new Law on Freedom of Information.