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2020-09-30
Donations from Business MP Candidates - Investing in Future Tenders
The Parliamentary Elections of 2020 in Georgia stands out in quantities of donations. According to the information from the Monitoring Department of Political Finance of the State Audit Office, the parties received total of GEL 14,690,602.52 from January 1 to September 14, 2020 as donations.  

2020-09-30
საოკუპაციო რეჟიმის გავლენა წინასაარჩევნო პროცესზე
2020 წლის საპარლამენტო არჩევნების წინასაარჩევნო კამპანია შიდა ქართლის რეგიონში ძირითადად მშვიდ ვითარებაში მიდის, მაგრამ ამ სიმშვიდეს საოკუპაციო რეჟიმი არღვევს.  ამ დროისთვის რეგიონში მცოცავი ოკუპაციის სამი აქტიური ზონაა: ყარაფილა, ნიქოზი და ატოცი. ამ სოფლებთან საოკუპაციო ფორმირებები უკანონო ბორდერიზაციას ანახლებენ. 
2020-09-29
აფხაზეთის და სამხრეთ ოსეთის/ცხინვალის ოკუპირებულ რეგიონებში და გამყოფ ხაზებზე არსებული ადამიანის უფლებათა მდგომარეობა 2020 წელს
ადამიანის უფლებათა ცენტრმა გამოაქვეყნა ანგარიში, „ადამიანის უფლებათა მდგომარეობა აფხაზეთისა და სამხრეთ ოსეთის/ცხინვალის ოკუპირებულ რეგიონებში და გამყოფ ხაზებზე“, რომელიც ასახავს 2020 წლის განმავლობაში (2020 წლის იანვრიდან აგვისტოს ჩათვლით) ადამიანის უფლებათა მდგომარეობას რუსეთის ფედერაციის მიერ ოკუპირებულ საქართველოს რეგიონებში - აფხაზეთსა და სამხრეთ ოსეთში/ცხინვალის რეგიონში, ასევე - ოკუპირებულ ტერიტორიებსა და საქართველოს კონტროლირებად ტერიტორიას შორის გამყოფი ხაზების მახლობლად. 
2020-09-24
Coronavirus pandemic and human rights
From July 1 to September 20, the Human Rights Center provided legal advice to 213 persons on the cases of human rights violations during the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic; HRC applied to administrative authorities on behalf of 18 allegedly abused persons and filed legal suits with courts on behalf of three individuals.  
2020-09-09
Field Visits in Senaki and Kaspi municipalities
On September 7 and 8, Human Rights Center, in the frame of the project “Free Legal Advocacy and Human Rights Monitoring After the COVID-19 Pandemic”, organized field visits to the project targeted regions of Samegrelo and Shida Kartli.  
2020-08-28
Role of media in the context of settlement of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict
After the 2008 Russia-Georgia war, the charge of aggression in Georgian-Ossetian relations increased. After the end of the 5-day war, the information war was continuing. The media outlets controlled by the de facto government of occupied Tskhinvali still aggressively refer to the Georgian-Ossetian conflict even after 12 years from the war. In the reports prepared by them, we find practically no neutral or objective tone, the information is always saturated with aggressive mood. 
2020-08-26
‘We are losing Abkhazians and Ossetians’
After 12 years of the Russia-Georgia war, the ways of resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict became deadlocked from where it is hard to find ways out. Humanrights.ge has interviewed Paata Zakareishvili, the former State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality about the progress and achievements we have and what remains as a challenge for peaceful settlement of Georgian-Ossetian conflict.
2020-08-20
Field Visits in Gori and Sagarejo municipalities
On August 18 and 19, the representatives of Human Rights Center, in the frame of the project “Free Legal Advocacy and Human Rights Monitoring After the COVID-19 Pandemic”, organized two field visits to the project targeted regions of Kakheti and Shida Kartli Regions. 
2020-08-18
What kind of changes were made to the Election Code?
On July 2, the Parliament of Georgia approved the changes to the election legislation by the third hearing (94 in favor and one against). The draft law offers many novelties to the political parties, media and voters in terms of election campaigns. 
2020-08-07
They wait for me in Abkhazia
Last time, I visited Abkhazia five years ago. Since then, not a day goes by without thinking about it, without missing the Abkhazian sky, for even a sky is special there. That starry sky in Abkhazia will take you on a journey of infinity. 
2020-07-30
Opposition is not able to hold pre-election campaigns in the villages adjacent to the occupation line
The representatives of opposition parties are deprived of the possibility to enter the villages near the occupation line and hold the pre-election campaigns there.
2020-07-30
Demand for unconditional release of the Georgian citizens
It has been almost a month since the two Georgian citizens were illegally detained by the occupation forces. Khvicha Mghebrishvili, resident of village Mejvriskhevi in the municipality of Gori, and Zaza Gakheladze resident of the village Kvemo Chala in the municipality of Kaspi remain in Tskhinvali prison up to now.
2020-07-21
The Russian Federation Continues Committing Grave Human Rights Violations of Citizens of Georgia
Georgian Coalition for International Criminal Court (GCICC) responds to the cases of illegal detention and prosecution of citizens of Georgia, Zaza Gakheladze and Khvicha Mghebrishvili by the Russian Federation which constitute grave violations of the fundamental human rights.  
2020-07-16
Parliamentary Elections during the Pandemic
In October 2020, the Parliamentary Elections shall be held in Georgia, exactly at that time the epidemiologists expect the second wave of the coronavirus. On the 2nd of July, the amendments were made to the Election Code according to which some of the election events and dates were specified; further, for the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus, the Central Election Commission shall determine as needed the restrictions on the election day, and the rules to be observed at the electoral precincts as provided for by the Election Code.
2020-07-13
Successfully litigated cases of Human Rights Center (March, April, May and June of 2020)
Harasser sentenced to 18 month imprisonment for the physical assault on civil activist Ana Subeliani
2020-07-08
Another proposal on agreement
The society knows that since December 2017 I have a court dispute with the Tbilisi City Hall and the Georgian Water Distribution Company GWP. In my appeal to the court, I request installment protection barriers and information banners nearby the so-called waterfall in the territory of the Tbilisi Sea. I also claim moral compensation for the death of my son Tsotne Tskitishvili, who drowned in the Tbilisi Sea in 2017.
2020-07-01
Office of the United National Movement was raided in Gori
On June 26, the members of the Gori municipal organization of the United National Movement found their office raided. Nobody was in the office during the incident. UNM members stated that window-glasses were smashed, and equipment and technique were destroyed. 
2020-06-30
From 2021 Commercial Political Advertisements May Be Banned
On May 27, 2020, on behalf of the Member of the Parliament Gia Zhorzholiani from the parliamentary fraction Alliance of Patriots the draft law was registered in the Parliament of Georgia, which aims to ban commercial political advertisements in Georgia from 2021. On June 1, 2020, the Legal Department of the Parliament’s office examined the bill and concluded it met the criteria to be initiated and debated in the parliament. 
2020-06-30
Journalists request free access to the villages close to the occupation line
The villages located alongside the occupation line are still closed for the Georgian media. Journalists were deprived of the right to freely move and report from the villages for several months already. The police officers standing at the blockposts in the entrances to the villages ban the journalists to enter there. “Your visit must be agreed with the MIA,” they clarify to the journalists. 
2020-06-26
Failed tourist season
It is not known yet whether Georgia will receive foreign tourists from July 1 or not. A month ago, the Prime Minister stated that the government was negotiating with several countries to arrange safe, green corridors with them.
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