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2017-08-01
Investigation of Crimes Committed during 2008 August War
Public Defender’s Office organized a public debate “Investigation of Crimes Committed during 2008 War and Security Challenges“ on July 28, in the Gori Civic Engagement Center to discuss the investigation being carried out by the International Criminal Court into the crimes committed during the 2008 war against the citizens of Georgia.
2017-08-01
Nepotism of Vano Zardiashvili – How Family Members of Mikheil Chinchaladze Got Employed
MP Vano Zardiashvili from the Georgian Dream was deputy chief auditor of Georgia in 2013-2016. Soon after Zardiashvili occupied the position, the wife and mother of Mikheil Chinchaladze, who was his close friend and acting deputy chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia, got jobs in the State Audit Office. 
2017-08-01
The State Purchased Cars for up to 13 million GEL from the Companies Owned by the Sport Minister
Throughout 2017, different state institutions purchased the cars from the companies owned by the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia Tariel Khechikashvili for 12 793 101 GEL for them. Among them was the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which purchased 262 new cars for 11 704 820 GEL.
2017-08-01
Prisoner on Hunger-Strike Requests Revision of Her Charge
Convicted Tamar Talikadze has been on hunger-strike for more than one week in the Prison # 5. She sent a letter to Human Rights Center stating that she will continue her protest until her criminal charge is revised. The woman has been in prison since August 1, 2007. Human Rights Center defends her interests. 

2017-07-29
Research Results – Are Human Rights Protected in the Country?
The Georgian polling agency ACT published the nationwide research - Human Rights and Access to Justice in Georgia: Public Perceptions and Awareness, commissioned by the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The research aimed to evaluate the awareness and knowledge of respondents about human rights. Also to study the perception of respondents towards those main institutes which are responsible for the defense of human rights and access to justice.
2017-07-29
Statistics of Kidnapping of Georgian Citizens across the Occupation Line
From January 1 to June 27, 2017 78 citizens of Georgia have been abducted alongside the occupation line for the alleged charge of illegal crossing of the so-called border with the de-facto South Ossetia. Press-center of the State Security Service provided humanrights.ge with the statistics. The statistics for each month is the following: 7 citizens were abducted in January, 2017; 7 citizens in February; 8 – in March, 8 in April, 8 in May, 27 in June and 12 in July. In 2016, 134 citizens of Georgia were arrested for the crossing of the so-called border.
2017-07-29
Successful Litigation Cases of Human Rights Center (March, April, May, June, 2017)
Dashgin and Orkhan Agalarls Will not Be Expelled from Georgia 
 
Human Rights Center defends interests of Dashgin Agalarl, who is a member of the opposition political party Musavat in Azerbaijan. He was persecuted by the Azerbaijani authority for years because of his political views and criticism of the government’s policy. Dashgin Agalarl and his son, Orkhan Agalarl have been living in Georgia since 2014 and seek refugee status here.
2017-07-29
“Rise” of the Former Regional Governor’s Family – 300 hectares of land under ownership
Marine Gviniashvili, after her son Irakli Shiolashvili was appointed to the position of the Kakheti regional governor, purchased 83 hectares of land in Dedoplistskaro municipality for 18 000 USD and 65 000 GEL. Genadi Shiolashvili, the father of the governor, owns 215 hectares of agricultural land. The former regional governor did not mention the parents in his financial declarations even though they lived together. 
2017-07-27
“Mr. President, do not you thank that the pardon order is just a formal act?!”
“I have your order on pardon dated by 2014 in front of me, I may have read the legal document at least hundreds times and in particular the so-called criteria which must be met by every applicant convicted person to be pardoned. Mr. President, do not you think that the pardon order is just a formal act?! Freedom is huge happiness for any woman but I failed to find links between the estimated criteria with the conditions the already pardoned convicted people had when applying to you,” the convicted Ketevan Khmaladze expects answers to these questions, shared by other pardon-applicant women, from the President. 
2017-07-22
Presidents at the Occupation Line
On July 19, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, during his official visit in Georgia, arrived in the villages on the occupation line together with the President of Georgia. The Presidents started the visit from the village Odzisi, adjacent to the occupation line in Akhalgori municipality, from where they could see the Russian military base constructed after the 2008 August war.
2017-07-21
iInformation bulletin - Parliamentary Elections 2016.
Human Rights Center prepared an information bulletin - Parliamentary Elections 2016. 
The bulletin provides information about the pre-election period, Election Day, second round and post-election period of the 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Georgia. 

2017-07-21
რეაბილიტაცია გისოსებს მიღმა - გზა თავისუფლებისაკენ
„ჩვენ შორის კედელია ცივი; მავთულხლართები და რკინის კარი, რომელიც არასოდეს გაიღება, რადგან გასაღები მე თვითონ დავკარგე; ჩემი თავი ცოცხლად დავიმარხე რკინა-ბეტონის კუბოში... როცა იმედები კვდება, გულიც კვდება ნელ-ნელა... შენ კი იხარე, ცხოვრება მშვენიერია...“ - ეს არის ამონარიდი მოთხრობიდან „იანვრის თოვლი“, რომელიც ჟურნალ „რიწაში“ დაიბეჭდა. მოთხრობის ავტორია მსჯავრდებული პ.ლ. 
2017-07-20
Chabuk Was Refused to Get Refugee Status in Georgia and Threats to His Family

Unidentified people threat the family members of Mustafa Emre Chabuk, Demireli School Manager, with liquidation – his wife Tuba Chabuk made statement about it. The family requests state defense from the Government of Georgia. Several days before this fact, the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia refused Chabuk to grant the refugee status.
2017-07-18
Has Gori District Election Commission Violated the Law?!
Chairman of the nongovernmental organization Gori Information Center Mikheil Chitadze continues fight against the unification of the local self-governments and together with the Gori City Council member Tamar Tedliashvili applied to the Gori DEC # 32 to get registered as a candidates for Gori City Mayor and municipal governor on behalf of the initiative group. The initiative group wished to register Chitadze as a candidate for the position of the Gori City Mayor and Tedliashvili for the position of the municipality governor.. 
2017-07-14
Barbed wires, fences, banners and tillages – occupation dynamics
“It started with barbed wires, continued with fences, then it changed into illegal installation of banners and final phase of the so-called “borderization process” is digging so-called “anti-fire line” tillage alongside the occupation line,” head of the Analytic Service at the State Security Service Kakhaber Kemoklidze described the dynamics of the moving occupation. 
2017-07-04
Information Bulletin of Human Rights Center– International Criminal Court Investigation in Georgia
Human Rights Center prepared Information Bulletin – International Criminal Court Investigation in Georgia. The bulletin reflects main tendencies regarding ongoing investigation by the International Criminal Court into the situation of Georgia, over alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the context of international armed conflict between 1 July and 10 October 2008.

2017-06-28
Persons with Disabilities Face Problems When They Apply to Banks for Employment
“Georgia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2014. Despite that there are still many challenges in the effective implementation of the Convention. Regardless our many recommendations, the facultative protocol of the Convention was not ratified yet,” Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili said at the presentation of the Special Report about the State of Persons with Disabilities. 
2017-06-27
Road was blocked in Khidistavi with the request of gasification of the village
On June 26, population of the Khidistavi village in Gori municipality held protest demonstration because of installment of the natural gas pipes in the village. The locals were told the tubes were installed for the gasification of Ateni village and not for Khidistavi village, where those tubes are actually installed. 
2017-06-27
Life with the Fear of Being Expelled from Georgia and Being Tortured
Azerbaijani politician Dashgin Agararli has been sheltering Georgia for the third year already. With the legal assistance of Human Rights Center, he was freed from Georgian prison, but since then he has been living under permanent fear of being extradited to Baku. As he said, this fear particularly reinforced after his friend journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was abducted from Tbilisi.

2017-06-26
Problems of Persons with Disabilities
“Georgia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2014. Despite that there are still many challenges in the effective implementation of the Convention. Regardless our many recommendations, the facultative protocol of the Convention was not ratified yet,” Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili said at the presentation of the Special Report about the State of Persons with Disabilities. 

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