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"ODIHR report does not mention any facts of external oppression on the judiciary authority”
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Office (ODIHR) published a report on the work of the judiciary in Georgia.
Photo exhibition at Human Rights House Tbilisi
On December 10, on the World Day of Human Rights, photo-exhibition Women for Human Rights was organized in the conference hall of the Human Rights House Tbilisi. Photos from the 2014 photo-competition for women human rights defenders were exhibited in the HRHT.
Government does not respond to persecution of Jehovah Witnesses
Attacks on places of religious rituals, public pressure and violence, discrimination, harassment and abuse - the rights of Jehovah Witnesses in Georgia are still being violated. According to the report presented by the religious organization of Jehovah Witnesses, in 2013, there were 53 cases of violence against Jehovah's Witnesses. 
GYLA Evaluates the State of Human Rights Protection in 2014
On December 10, 2014, in relation to the International Day of the Human Rigths Protection, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) has made the brief evaluation of the state of the human rights protection in the country and has briefly summarized its activities in this regard for the past year.  Considering the multitude of the topics and issues, we will cover only some of the directions of the human rights protection in this statement.
Still in the street, still under the threat of health problems
On December 4, Human Rights Centre held press-conference about the problems of homeless people in the press-club of the Prime Time. 
Employees of Tigva Municipal Administration Petition to Human Rights Organizations for Help
“We appeal to the Public Defender, Parliament of Georgia and nongovernmental organizations to study the fact of our breached rights,” five employees of Tigva municipal administration said, who passed second stage of the test-exams in the ongoing competition in the local self-governance but based on the decision of the commission members, they were expelled from the competition after interviews.
Law Enforcement Officers Stopped Search for the Killed Giorgi Lekiashvili in Signagi
Signagi district population holds protest demonstration and requests law enforcement bodies to renew search of Giorgi Lekiashvili’s body. 
NGOs Speak about Violence against Women by Police Officers
On November 26, Georgian Harm Reduction Network and nongovernmental organization New Way organized round table in Kutaisi about the violence against women with HIV/AIDs and drug-addict women.
IDPs Residing in Tskaltubo Request New Accommodations
Internally displaced people from the occupied territories residing in the former buildings of the sanatoriums Friendship and Metallurgist in Tskaltubo district request new accommodations - the buildings of the former sanatoriums are in poor conditions. 
Charge without Eyewitness
Akhaltsikhe district court discusses criminal case launched against Lela Shvelidze, who is charged under Article 125 Paragraph I of the Criminal Code of Georgia that refers to “physical abuse or other violence.” Aspindza resident Zina Zedginidze-Ninua is a victim in the case. Judge Giorgi Londaridze discusses the case. On November 25, monitoring group of Human Rights Center visited the district and attended the trial. 

NGOs protest the overridden bill
"During the 2012 parliamentary elections, the people requested life in peaceful and democratic environment. However, the government opposes the population’s request with the draft law on secret surveillance, which was adopted by the Parliament."
Heavy Snow Created Problems for Tusheti Population
Heavy snow during past few days in Tusheti district created serious problems for the population. Locals complain about problems of movement, no electricity supply, lack of medical personnel, and attack of wolves.
Results of Vacancy Competition at Gori City Hall and District Administrations Are Known
Deadline for applicants to send applications for the vacant positions in the local self-governmental bodies were expired on November 6. 607 applicants submitted 1570 applications for 102 vacant positions. 337 applicants passed second stage but only 317 of them took part in the test-exams; according to the preliminary information 256 of them passed barrier of 51%. 
Violence against Women Protested in Gori
Marina Tabukashvili, founder of the foundation Taso, which works on the women’s rights, arrived in Gori to protest violence against women; during the demonstration she observed the reaction of passers-by and saw that nobody joined the demonstration from the street – they just continued their way.
Shida Kartli Regional Administration Spent 95 940 Lari on Bonuses and Salary-Adds
This year, 36 employees of the Shida Kartli regional administration received bonuses twice and salary –add once for extra work. Additional payments to the employees amounted to 95 940 lari during 10 months.
NGO’s addressed to the President to study cases of life-sentenced prisoners
On November 25, at the press conference in the Press-club of the Prime Time, Human Rights Center and Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights addressed to the President of Georgia and Pardon Commission to study cases of life-sentenced prisoners.  
NGOs Obtained Rights to Observation through Compromise
Competition for the employees of Kutaisi local self-governmental bodies has become more active. Third round of interviews is underway after two noisy rounds of test-exams. Representatives of the Kutaisi City Hall stated the commission is working impartially though part of applicants does not agree with them. Nongovernmental organizations requested engagement in the process for more transparency. 
Prisoner is on hunger strike in Gldani prison and threatens with suicide
Vazha Utiashvili from Gurjaani is on hunger strike in Gldani prison; he even does not drink water and threatens with suicide unless he is found innocent in the accusation.
Tolerance and Fears of Religious Majority
How much tolerant we are and whether Georgian state equally guarantees protection of the right to faith and freedom of religion for everybody? How people are protected from the discrimination according to their ethnicity, race, skin color, sexual orientation? How are women protected from violence, people with disabilities from degrading treatment?
Bakurtsikhe Village Population Requests Dismissal of Their Neighbor from Mental Hospital
Resident of Bakurtsikhe village in Gurjaani district Teimuraz Samadashvili, 45, is taking compulsory psychiatric treatment instead “punishment” in Khoni district Psychic Health National Center after Academician B.  Naneishvili. His relatives and neighbors clarified that his friend Amiran Sachechelashvili took Samadashvili to load scrap-iron on the truck in the yard of vocational college. Police arrested both of them for thievery. 
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Gorashvili vs Natchkebia
Lector of the Law Faculty of the Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Gorashvili sued the student of the same faculty Buba Natchkebia
City full of death
Vanished people – “Never forget me”


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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