Rule of Law and Human Rights

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Statement of Civil Society Organizations on the possible involvement of State Security Service in the events of July 5-6

The signatory organizations respond to the news story aired by TV Pirveli on June 12. The story describes the alleged involvement of the State Security Service (SSS) employees in the planning and execution of the violent events of July 5. 

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We Call on President to Veto Damaging Amendments to Wiretap Legislation

On 7 June 2022, the Parliament of Georgia voted for legislative amendments that notably lower the standard of human rights protection in the process of covert investigative actions. The adopted bill falls well short of international norms of human rights protection and the practice of European Court of Human Rights.


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CSO METER - A Compass to Conducive Environment and CSO Empowerment

The complex social-economic developments, political tensions, and the Covid-19 pandemic have all significantly affected the civil society organisation (CSO)
environment in Georgia. 

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The Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of IDFI and Obliged the National Archives of Georgia to Release Public Information

IDFI has successfully completed another strategic litigation case. 

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IDFI’s Legal Assessment: The President has not Violated the Constitution of Georgia

On March 14, 2022 President of Georgia submitted a report on crucial state-related issues to the Parliament of Georgia. In her speech the president mentioned that her requests to conduct official international visits in Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw were rejected in written form. 

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Processing of Biometric and Genetic Data - European Standards

Data related to a person's physical, biological, or physiological characteristics that enable an individual to be uniquely identified is considered to biometric data.

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IDFI held a closing event of the project

February 24, 2022, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Service, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, held a closing event of the project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia".


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IDFI held a Training for the Staff of the State Inspector's Service

On 11 February 2022, 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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The Appeal to the President to Veto the Amendment to the Organic Law on Common Courts

On December 30, 2021, in the pre-New Year period, at an extraordinary session, without public involvement and consultations, the Parliament of Georgia hastily adopted legislative amendments[1] to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts.

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On 28 December 2021 Russia's Supreme Court ruled to shut the International Memorial society

The formal basis for the liquidation of the Memorial was the accusation of the Prosecutor's Office of violating the mandatory labeling of a "foreign agent" by the organization, which occurred more than a year ago.