Rule of Law, Human Rights and Freedom of Media

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We respond to Ioseb Gogashvili's case and incident of possible threat against the accused

Criminal case of the former deputy head of the State Security Service of Georgia, Ioseb Gogashvili raises doubts that its aim is to punish the whistleblower and not to enforce justice.

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The Consultative Council of European Judges Reacts to the Coalition Statement

On August 10, the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) published a special statement in reaction to the competition announced by the Ministry of Justice to select a member of the Consultative Council.


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Problems of judicial control over access to public information

Access to public information is one of the main mechanisms to conduct public control over state government in a legal and democratic state and to improve open and effective governance.

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IDFI is Responding to the Facts of Increased Violence Against the Supporters of the July 3 Rally

The attacks on the informational meetings of the organizers and supporters of the July 3 rally are clearly coordinated and contain signs of a crime under the Criminal Code of Georgia.


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The Appointment of Mikheil Chinchaladze for the Second Term Damages the Process of European Integration

The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers the appointment of Mikheil Chinchaladze for a second term as the chairman of the Tbilisi Court of Appeals unjustified and harmful. 

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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 the government to take concrete steps in order to gain candidate status gain EU Candidate Status

The Media Advocacy Coalition responds to the adoption of a joint resolution on June 9, 2022, initiated by five political groups in the European Parliament (Verts / ALE, S&D, ECR, PPE, Renew Europe) on violations of media freedoms and the safety of journalists in Georgia.


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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.