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Negotiations of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement
Negotiations of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement
European Parliament resolution of 17 November 2011 containing the European Parliament’s recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS on the negotiations of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (2011/2133(INI))

About Georgian Citizenship of Bidzina Ivanishvili and Ekaterine Khvedelidze
Endless speculation from the governmental officials about striping of Georgian citizenships from Bidzina Ivanishvili and his wife Ekaterine Khvedelidze encouraged me to write the following letter. The governmental officials allege the citizenships were stripped of them because of obtaining French Citizenship that contradicted the Constitution of Georgia.

The Volunteer Spy
One of the leading Georgian political scientists and a military expert, a former Counselor at the Georgian Mission in NATO, Vakhtang Maisaia was arrested on May 5th 2009 in connection with the “ Mukhrovani Mutiny” with charges in espionage for the Russian Federation. The arrest, court hearings and the case in general had a wide response from the side of the civil society. Charges in high treason and spying where put to doubt by representatives of Georgian NGOs.

Georgian Civil Society Organizations Condemn Stripping Georgian Citizenship from Bidzina Ivanishvili
We, representatives of the Georgian civil society organizations, who respect democratic values, are concerned for illegal stripping Georgian citizenships from businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili and his wife Ekaterine Khvedelidze. Recent situation demonstrates that the government of Georgia has decided to punish a new political opponent and not to allow him to enjoy his rights under Georgian Constitution and Georgian Law.

The Public Defender Requests the Chief Prosecutor to Investigate Detention Fact of the Workers on Strike from the Hercules Factory
Based on Paragraph C of Article 21 of the Law of Georgia on the Public Defender of Georgia, the Public Defender has addressed the Prosecutor General of Georgia with a recommendation to launch investigation into the actions carried out by law enforcers on September 13 and 15, 2011, during the workers’ protest in Kutaisi, and to study the facts of hindering workers from holding the protest, dispersal of the protesters, and their detention by law enforcement officers.

Human Rights Center Held a Press-Conference about Intimidation of Journalist
At 3:00 pm on August 1, 2011 the Human Rights Center held a press-conference in its office about oppression and intimidation of Mariam Otarashvili, journalist of the newspaper Resonance.

The Human Rights Center Suggests Lawyer Shalva Shavgulidze to Stop Discrediting Statements about the Center’s Lawyer
The Human Rights Center protests the recent statement of the Lawyer Shalva Shavgulidze in the TV-Programs of the TV-Company “Kavkasia” on July 21 and 22. The lawyer deliberately misleads the society and tries to discredit the Human Rights Center’s lawyer Nino Andriashvili due to his personal offence.

The Human Rights Center Calls Upon the Government of Georgia to Immediately Release Detained Photo-Reporters
Last night, at 3:00 am, people in civil clothes simultaneously detained famous photo-reporters in their houses; they are: photo-reporter of the European Press-Photo Agency Zurab Kurtsikidze, photo-reporter of the Associated Press Shah Aivazov, personal photographer of the president of Georgia Irakli Gedenidze, his wife - photo-reporter of the Georgian newspaper “Prime-Time” Natia Gedenidze, and photo-reporter of the Foreign Ministry of Georgia Giorgi Abdaladze.

Temur Basilia’s Letter to the Editorial Office of the Humanrights.ge
Mr. Editor, I am Temur Basilia and I am writing to you about the article “Temur Basilia Was Arrested in the USA for the Violation of Immigration Law, which was published on the www.humanrights.ge  on February 5, 2010 (see article); English version of the same article was published on the English version of your website.

We will not Yield Palitra – Preventive Action to Protect Mediapalitra
The journalists held a solidarity action in the yard of the Office of Publishing House at 14:00 pm on June 8th. The politicians and the representatives of NGOs joined the action. As the action participants stated, this action has a preventive nature.

Suspicious Revision in Mediapalitra – Revenue Service Simultaneously Conducts Inspection in 6 Enterprises of Media House
The Revenue Service simultaneously started inspection in six different units of media holding Mediapalitra on May 7th. The press services, publishing house Palitra L, the storehouse, printing house and storehouses of other enterprises were sealed.

Human Rights Center Requests Resignation of Minister of Internal Affairs and Punishment of Offenders
Human Rights Center is alarmed by the punitive and repressive acts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The intimidations of political opponents, persecutions, imprisonments and physical retributions have taken unimaginable scale lately.

Public Defender’s Office Published List of Detainees during Protest Rallies
The representatives of the Georgian Public Defender monitored the pretrial detention settings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on May 26-28 and visited people arrested during the protest rallies in May of 2011.

Ministry of Internal Affairs Publishes List of Detainees on May 26th
The Ministry of Internal Affairs(MIA) of Georgia publishes the list of the protest rally participants detained on May 26th.

Georgia fails to properly investigate war crimes
(Oslo, Tbilisi, Brussels, 23 May 2011) Today the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) publishes a new report on Georgia with the title, Unable or Unwilling? Georgia’s faulty investigation of crimes committed during the Russo-Georgian war of August 2008.

Enukidze and Girgvliani VS Georgia
  As regards the part of the investigation carried out by the Ministry of the Interior

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Georgia.

NGO Statement - Fundamental Right to Assembly and Manifestations Once Again Violated!
On March 25 the patrol police officers dispersed a peaceful protest rally held in support of prisoners at the Ministry of Corrections, Probation and Legal Assistance.

Statement of Georgian PEN Center
On March 23rd, Georgian national broadcasters disseminated the speech made by President Saakashvili which focused on the commentary made recently by Georgian writer Zaza Burchiladze at the Georgian writers’ anthology in the city of Kutaisi.
Are there political prisoners in Georgia currently?
yes No I do not know


Women – victims of violence
Growing older has one more privilege besides the years-long experience – you personally participate in the change of public opinions. These changes are
ქალ პატიმართა მოლოდინები
Sexual Minorities in Georgian Prisons


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?


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